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Apple and Google all removed Fortnite from their app store

This movement came not long after Epic Games’s launching its own payment system in the Fortnite game.
Epic Games, the father of the popular game Fortnite, has just introduced a new payment mechanism through the company’s server, allowing gamers to buy directly in Fortnite. This allows Fortnite to bypass both Apple and Google in-app purchase systems which would not have to pay a 30% commission. Not long after that, Apple bluntly removed this blockbuster game from the App Store.
Hours later, the company responded by saying it would sue Apple, accusing it of abusing a monopoly position in the market. Epic Games said, “Apple’s removal of Fortnite is another example of Apple using its enormous power to impose unreasonable restrictions which illegally maintain its 100% monopoly via iOS’s in-app payment processing system. “
A few minutes after announcing the lawsuit against Apple, Epic Games also played a short video in Fortnite Party Royale, a parody of the legendary Apple promotional clip in 1984 but with images of characters taken from Fortnite. At the end of the ad is the words “Epic Games challenges the App Store Monopoly. In retaliation, Apple has blocked Fortnite on billions of devices. Join the fight to prevent 2020 from becoming 1984. # Free Fortnite. “
Launching a legal battle against Apple with the antitrust battlefield would be a daunting challenge, even as regulators are keeping a close eye on Apple’s monopolistic practices.