It's not really smart, it's one guy trying to use his company to actively defame other companies and abusing the public in a way of fooling them into fighting on his behalf. It's absolutely asinine to see something of this level, even with court proceedings going on, and he had this planned before this second case, because he likely knew the outcome and he still went for it.
There should be rules to goading consumers into fighting your own fucking petty wars. he shouldn't be able to dictate the whole fucking tech industries standards, so he can circumvent them and abuse things to his end, that's not how this should work. I know damn well this man is a slimy lying stain on humanity, because the moment everyone lowers their cut and adhere's to his demands, it becomes a moment where he's in control and then he'll raise whenever he wants. I've seen this shit being played throughout history. Try to appeal to the crowd as the underdog, score a few wins, fool the crowd and before you know it you're the one running the show, but not for the good of the people, but for oneself.
If anything, Apple and Google should sue Epic for defamation, and I would strongly urge the courts to make a new law for this sort of tactic, because it should be illegal for a corp to goad it's customers into fighting bullshit wars. The only time we should give a shit, is when X store closes down and they have no backup plan for our products or warranties/money invested, not some shitty smear campaign so X company can get a lower cut, use networks and services entirely for free, and then topple the competition swiftly.
If this entirely works in Epic's favour, then this world be damned, plain and simple. It's a shitty, disgusting tactic and anyone using it should honestly be put in the loony bin, or behind bars at the very least. (I've extremely low tolerance to that kind of tactic, because it's the scummiest shit, akin to Victorian era dismantle tactics)
Epic is abusing Fortnite popularity to help them fight apple and google, because what they want it’s higher profit that is why their mega drop still makes them more money if they cut the middle man. And as I recall MS, PS, and NS take 30% cut from developers. Their hypocrisy shows after they relied on apple to help them distribute the game because of their reach.
A company that sells at $20 dollars a skin, doesn’t deserve people defending them, they are a really profitable company and they can afford to pay the cut, because as I recall even if you only have a Fortnite account on an apple device, you could go to epic to buy the v-bucks and cut the middleman.
if they are paying 30% to apple it’s so they can’t hack accounts, like it has happened to them.
Does anyone knows how much epic gives to the contributors that make the skins?