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Apple and Google Can Hold Out Longer Than a Fortnite – The Wall Street Journal


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Apple and Google Can Hold Out Longer Than a Fortnite – The Wall Street Journal

The war over app-store fees just escalated. For Apple and Google, victory in the latest battle may come with a cost. Both companies pulled the blockbuster game “Fortnite” from their app stores on Thursday. That came soon after Epic Games, the closely held developer of the free-to-play shooter game, launched a new in-game payment system…

The war over app-store fees just escalated. For Apple and Google, victory in the latest battle may come with a cost.

Both companies pulled the blockbuster game “Fortnite” from their app stores on Thursday. That came soon after Epic Games, the closely held developer of the free-to-play shooter game, launched a new in-game payment system that skirted the rules of both markets. That Epic was intentionally picking this fight was made obvious by the federal lawsuits it filed against both tech giants soon after the game was pulled….

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