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After losing to Apple, Epic Games will try to sue Google: the trial will begin on November 6.

Published: 2023-01-20

Last year, Epic Games and Match Group filed a lawsuit in which they accused Google of abusing its dominant position in the Android app market. Now it has become known that this case will be considered by a jury, and the meeting itself will be held on November 6.

Epic Games and Match Group, later joined by more than three dozen state attorneys, accuse Google of illegally exploiting its dominant position in the Android app market and hurting competition. In particular, the plaintiffs do not agree with the commission that Google charges from the sale of applications in the Play Store and internal transactions carried out in them. The statement also mentions the use of Google's power to control the entire Android app market.

Epic Games first sued Google and Apple back in 2020, shortly after the developer's Fortnite game was removed from app stores for using its own payment system. Epic Games integrated its payment system into the game, which allowed for in-game transactions without paying a commission to Google and Apple. Epic Games later sued both companies, accusing them of violating antitrust laws.

Late last year, Epic Games and Match Group accused Google of anti-competitive behavior. They said the tech giant was paying developers who had the means and ability to create alternative Android app stores not to do so and continue to use the Play Store to promote their own products. This case is also pending before the court, but what will be its outcome is still unknown.