If youâ€™re having a hard time finding Fortnite in the Google Play Store this morning, youâ€™re not alone. Just hours after suing Apple for booting Fortnite from its iOS App Store, Google did the same thing. And right on cue,Â Epic Games rolled out a lawsuit against Google for the same thingâ€”namely â€œunfair, monopolistic and anti-competitive actions.â€�
Here’s the backstory. On Thursday morning, Epic announced new lower pricing for its in-game V-Bucks currency. Instead, a paying $10 for a thousand V-Bucks, Epic is now charging $8, a savings of 20 percent. However, Epic presented two pricing options, one for â€œEpic direct paymentâ€� that reflects the $8 price, and another for $10 if you wanted to go through Appleâ€™s or Googleâ€™s App Stores for the previous $10 price. The reason, as Epic explained, was due to the 30 percent fee that Apple and Google collect on all in-app purchases.