Fortnite Developer Accuses Google of Violating CCI Remedial Directions
The developer of the popular video game Fortnite, Epic Games, has accused Google of violating the remedial directions issued by the Competition Commission of India (CCI) concerning the company’s app store practices. Epic Games has claimed that Google’s actions are anti-competitive and have resulted in the company being unfairly prevented from offering its games and distributing its third-party app store, Epic Games App Store. The CCI had previously issued directions in response to complaints about Google’s app store practices, which were found to have resulted in reduced competition and consumer choice. Epic Games’ allegations are part of a growing global debate over the power and influence of app stores and their impact on competition and innovation in the tech industry. The case highlights the need for greater scrutiny of the app store business model and how it affects developers, consumers, and competition.
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