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Captain_Yuri said:
Google is like, ya know what. I also want that 30%

They also love harvesting your data to the highest bidder.



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Captain_Yuri said:
Google is like, ya know what. I also want that 30%

They already tried to take a stab at Google, but they never took them on with a court case like this. Some are suggesting they should have taken Google on this way first, with a possible win making it easier to then take on Apple, but imo, they would have lost regardless.



Just saw that #FreeFortnite video LOL. Epic is on point with trying to turn this into some social media outrage trend.



Pyro as Bill said:
RolStoppable said:

No, Android allows other digital storefronts to co-exist with Google Play, so Fortnite can still be installed and played on the majority of phones and tablets.

Of course. Still, a lot of kids won't know how or be allowed to install 3rd party stuff.

I think you are underestimating kids or overestimating how complicated it is to get to other stores/download .apks from other sources on android - it's pretty simple



The store front has rules all developers must abide by. Epic doesn't just become some exception.



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twintail said:
The store front has rules all developers must abide by. Epic doesn't just become some exception.

dont you think not having a different storefront to offer your game on is a bad practice? whether or not epic broke the store rules



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Lafiel said:
Pyro as Bill said:

Of course. Still, a lot of kids won't know how or be allowed to install 3rd party stuff.

I think you are underestimating kids or overestimating how complicated it is to get to other stores/download .apks from other sources on android - it's pretty simple

"This may be harmful to your device" is enough to scare the crap out of a lot of parents.



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DonFerrari said:
Pyro as Bill said:

Apple only has 30% of that money, Epic has the other 70%.

A real crime right? Just like when I work, the government only have 40% of what I make the other 60% is mine, why should I complain?

And Apple is the one banning the game not Epic.

What's a fair split between Apple and Epic in your opinion?

Apple removed it because it broke their ToS. They haven't banned anything. Maybe Epic doing a subscription instead will circumvent the rules like Netflix do. Maybe that's what Epic is trying to do while making it look like Apple and Google are the bad guys.



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Pyro as Bill said:
Lafiel said:

I think you are underestimating kids or overestimating how complicated it is to get to other stores/download .apks from other sources on android - it's pretty simple

"This maybe harmful to your device" is enough to scare the crap out of a lot of parents.

did you ever read a ToS?



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I must say Epic seems to be playing this whole thing smart, at least in the long term. The game being removed from the Google and Apple store may actually work in their favor long term, now all the teens and young adults who are angry about being locked out of the game, and the parents of kids who are whining their parents heads off because they are locked out of the game, will flood social media, running a free smear campaign against Google and Apple for Epic. It might be enough to get Google and Apple to lower the percentage on their cut or make other policy changes just to avoid the negative publicity from the social media smear campaign, without this thing ever going to court. Of course, it could also blow up in Epic's face totally, Google and Apple might not back down to the social media mob, and Epic will lose out on months worth of Fortnite mobile revenue and lose their court case as well and have to pay the legal fees.

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