Following Apple, Google Removes ‘Fortnite’ from Google Play Following Epic’s Direct Payment Option Bypassing Google’s Fees

If you happen to someway missed the information from earlier as we speak, Epic added a direct payment option on iOS and Android for Fortnite. This allowed gamers to get discounted V-Bucks versus paying full worth utilizing Apple and Google in app purchases. A number of hours after the information in regards to the Fortnite Mega Drop (the low cost) went reside, Apple pulled Fortnite from the App Retailer and Epic positively anticipated all of that to occur as a result of they have been prepared and filed authorized papers in response to Apple pulling Fortnite. A number of hours after that, Google pulled Fortnite from Google Play. On Android, this isn’t as enormous a deal as a result of you may nonetheless set up Fortnite by way of the Epic launcher whereas on iOS, you’re out of luck.

After Fortnite obtained faraway from Google Play, Epic has filed a suit towards Google identical to the Apple go well with. In a statement given to The Verge, Google mentioned Fortnite violated its insurance policies and is open to proceed discussing with Epic to deliver Fortnite again to Google Play. It’s going to be attention-grabbing to see how each of those play out. On iOS, Fortnite can solely be put in and used by way of the App Retailer whereas there are alternate choices on Android with Epic’s personal launcher and the Samsung retailer. In the previous few years, Epic managed making Sony open up to cross play with different consoles. Previous to that, PlayStation gamers had cross play choices with PC in just a few video games however Fortnite was a giant a part of making extra builders push for cross play. As of now, Fortnite shouldn’t be out there on the App Retailer and Google Play on cellular.

[Supply: The Verge]