- Google allegedly gave Activision-Blizzard $360 million in incentives in 2020 to launch its game on the Google Play app store.
- Epic Games, maker of Fortnite, claims that these payments were part of Google’s strategy to suppress competition and maintain its app store monopoly.
- Google faces multiple antitrust trials, including the Epic Games lawsuit and a battle with the US Justice Department over its alleged online search monopoly.
- Google argues that these payments were fair compensation and did not prevent developers from creating their own app stores.
- The trial between Google and Epic Games is ongoing and expected to last approximately four weeks.