Epic Games recently launched their #FreeFortnite campaign, which included a short back-and-forth with Apple, resulting in a lawsuit filed against the tech giant. After the release of the Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite short, it appeared the battle was set, but a new challenger has entered the fight as Epic has also filed a lawsuit against Google.
Much like how things went down between Epic and Apple, the Fortnite creators dropped the price of V-Bucks on the Play Store, which resulted in Google removing the massively popular battle royale title from their digital mobile store. While fans were not treated to a similar show parodying any of Google’s previous advertisements, the result was the same: Epic filed a lawsuit against Google. Again, the folks at Epic didn’t create as much of a stir with this lawsuit, especially since this is what they had to offer on the Fortnite Twitter page:
Fortnite is currently unavailable on Google Play. More information will be forthcoming soon.
— Fortnite (@FortniteGame) August 14, 2020
We didn’t get a thought-provoking advertisement, but an actual lawsuit was filed against Google, which can be found right here. It is certainly interesting being a spectator of the mega-corporations battling each other over every cent, but one can hope that this leads to some sort of lasting change, not only for the big companies, but also for those who are maybe not as well known. After all, Epic Games is seemingly the better option for indie developers when it comes to getting games up on a digital store.
It is unknown at this time what the outcome will be of either lawsuit, but one thing is certain: Epic Games is looking to shake things up for tech giants. While it may seem that Fortnite players are getting the bad end of the deal, we can only hope something positive comes of all of this. Until then, keep it tuned to our official game hub as we monitor the latest Fortnite news.
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What do you have to say about all of this? Are you surprised that Epic Games is now also suing Google in addition to Apple? Did you ever think that Fortnite would be the catalyst for this sort of thing? Let us know by hitting us up over on Twitter @PrimaGames!