has filed a countersuit
against Epic Games for breach of contract in US
District court in San Francisco (thanks
). Epic is accused of bad faith, as Google says Fortnite
was only launched on the Google Play Store in order to provoke the litigation in
which the two companies are now embroiled. Here's word:
multibillion dollar company backed by two of the world’s largest video game
developers, has profited immensely from the safe, secure platform provided by
Google Play, a platform for which it pays a fee equivalent or less than that
charged by other major platform providers. Not satisfied with those immense
profits, it entered into a legal agreement with Google with which it never
intended to comply, deceiving Google and concealing its true intentions to
provoke a legal and public relations confrontation that continues to this day.
Its actions have put its own users at risk, have harmed Google, and are
deserving of relief from this Court.