Activision calls Epic’s latest Google lawsuit allegations ‘nonsense’

  • November 18, 2022

Activision has dismissed as “nonsense” a claim by Epic Games that Google paid it $360 million in exchange for an agreement not to launch a mobile app store that would compete with Google Play. The allegation was revealed in an unredacted complaint filed earlier this week as part of Epic’s ongoing lawsuit against Google, which also claims that a similar agreement was reached with League of Legends studio Riot Games.

Epic filed its lawsuit against Google (opens in new tab) in August 2020, the same day it sued Apple for its “monopolistic practices” on the App Store, and for basically the same reasons: Google requires developers on the Play store to use its In-App Billing system to process payments, which takes a 30% cut of any purchases made through the storefront, and Epic wants the option to use its own payment processing.