My company is on the edge: Google asked the court not to involve it in the Apple-Epic Games "war"

When Epic Games decided to go against the injustice of the app stores, it added an additional method

payments in both mobile Fortnite - for iOSand Android. As a result, the game disappeared not only from the App Store, but also from Google Play, and both companies received a lawsuit from Epic, but the Internet giant asks not to get involved in a corporate war.

My company is on the edge

Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, who andis dealing with the case of Epic and Apple, decided to involve a third party in the person of Google. Nevertheless, the owners of Google Play decided not to dive deeper into this matter, and explained to the judge that they were superfluous there. According to the Internet giant, Apple uses a different ecosystem and policies, because the outcome of the proceedings could lead to "conflicting results."

“While Android and iOS are competing to attractapp developers and end users, Google and Apple are using different business models, agreements and policies to support competing ecosystems, ”the message says.

The difference between Android and iOS lies in opennesssystems. At the beginning, Fortnite for the "green robot" was completely installed through a third-party application bypassing Google Play, but Epic Games had to add the game to the store due to pressure from the platform owner. In addition, after being removed from the official store, Fortnite can still be downloaded from the Galaxy Store or third-party resources.

Plus, Android's audience isn't that important toEpic Games. According to Sensore Tower. In the 30 days before the lawsuits were filed, iOS players spent $ 43.4 million on Fortnite, while Android gamers only spent $ 3.3 million.

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