Epic lashes out at Google, they wanted to gain control through Tencent

Epic lashes out at Google, they wanted to gain control through Tencent

Epic lashes out at Google

Recent events in recent months have questioned many companies in the tech sector, especially after the Fortnite case which saw Apple and Epic as protagonists. In fact, in the last few weeks news has arrived that once again it does not seem that an agreement has been reached, or at least not yet. In fact, everything should come to a conclusion about who is right between the two companies in the coming weeks.

Meanwhile, news of a few hours ago, it seems that Epic has decided to file another complaint against another giant . This time in the crosshairs there is Google which seems to have acted in its own interests to try to have more control over the company that gave birth to Fortnite, especially after the birth of the partnership between the latter and Samsung.

Within the documents that were delivered to the court, in fact, you can read some statements that would frame the American company. Everything had to happen in a different way than usual. In fact, Google would have wanted to buy a part of Epic from Tencent, which currently holds 40%. This is because there would never have been direct contact to close such an agreement. Inside the document, in fact, one can read: "Google has acknowledged that Epic may not accept its offer. 'As a potential alternative', a top Google executive proposed that Google 'consider moving closer to Tencent', a company that owns a minority stake in Epic, 'to both buy Epic stock from Tencent to gain greater control over Epic' , or 'join Tencent to buy 100%'.

All this would have happened after Epic's choice to get Fortnite to Android through the proprietary launcher, so as to avoid the 30% fee on in-game transactions. A bit like what happened with Apple. The American company was in fact frightened by this move which could also affect other developers who, following in Epic's footsteps, would have left the Google Play Store for something else, or by making applications or games available in other ways. In all this, Google was already in the process of activating a "secret" project with which to fund the developers "at risk of exit" with special agreements.

At Epic obviously this move did not go down and so here it is the birth of this lawsuit and the filing of documents in the state of California. It therefore seems that the legal battle is not over yet and that a new case could open soon, such as the one against Apple. We'll see the implications for the title on mobile platforms.

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