Fortnite maker Epic Games will open store on iOS, Android platforms this year

Epic Games Inc., the developer behind the popular Fortnite franchise, announced plans for a mobile online store on the iOS and Android platforms.

The company will take a 12% commission on sales, less than the 30% that Apple Inc. and Google charge at their respective app stores, Epic officials said Wednesday at a developer conference.

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Closely held Epic sued Apple and Alphabet Inc.’s Google, alleging monopolistic behavior by their mobile gaming stores, with Chief Executive Officer Tim Sweeney criticizing the 70-30 revenue split the tech giants required from developers.

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Passage of the EU’s Digital Markets Act, which took effect this month, opened the door for Epic to launch its own store and offer game developers a more favorable split.

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