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Fortnite is coming back to iOS, but Epic Games still isn’t happy about it - digitaltrends.com - Eu
digitaltrends.com
26.01.2024

Fortnite is coming back to iOS, but Epic Games still isn’t happy about it

Fortnite is set to come back to iOS in Europe sometime in 2024. This will mark the first time a natively running version of Fortnite will be available on iOS since Apple removed the game from the App Store in 2020.

Disney Fortnite deal explained: What does this Epic team-up mean? - radiotimes.com
radiotimes.com
20.02.2024

Disney Fortnite deal explained: What does this Epic team-up mean?

Fortnite is known for its crossovers. From Spongebob to Resident Evil, many a famous face from disparate media has made an appearance in the battle royale behemoth.

Epic Games Store coming to iOS in Europe thanks to new EU law - techradar.com - Britain - Sweden - Eu
techradar.com
19.02.2024

Epic Games Store coming to iOS in Europe thanks to new EU law

The Epic Games Store will be coming to iOS in Europe thanks to provisions in the European Union (EU)'s Digital Markets Act (DMA). 

Epic Games Store Users Grow in 2023 Thanks to Fortnite, but Third-Party Sales Dwindle - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
17.02.2024

Epic Games Store Users Grow in 2023 Thanks to Fortnite, but Third-Party Sales Dwindle

The Epic Games Store officially turned 5 years old in December, and while some of the fiery debate surrounding the storefront has died down, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a success yet. As part of their lawsuit against Google, Epic admitted the EGS still isn’t profitable and now they’ve released their 2023 Year in Review stats, which they obviously try to spin in a positive way, but don’t really look that promising.

Epic secures iOS developer account, Europe mobile store and Fortnite launch this year - eurogamer.net - Sweden - Eu
eurogamer.net
16.02.2024

Epic secures iOS developer account, Europe mobile store and Fortnite launch this year

Epic Games will begin developing a mobile version of the Epic Games Store for launch on iOS in Europe, the company has said, now it has officially received an Apple Developer Account.

Disney Secures $1.5 Billion Stake in Epic Games, Plans 'Entertainment Universe' in Fortnite | Push Square - pushsquare.com - Australia - China
pushsquare.com
12.02.2024

Disney Secures $1.5 Billion Stake in Epic Games, Plans 'Entertainment Universe' in Fortnite | Push Square

Hellbent on harvesting your nostalgia forever, megacorp Disney has purchased a $1.5 billion stake in Epic Games, teaming up to create a persistent, social universe within Fortnite. It sounds wildly ambitious and more than a little dystopian, allowing fans to «play, watch, shop, and engage» with their favourite Disney, Pixar, Marvel, and Star Wars characters and bringing us one step closer to the future promised in Ready Player One.

Doctor Who Showrunner Russell T. Davies Calls Heavily Rumored Fortnite Collaboration ‘A Complete Myth’ - ign.com - Britain
ign.com
12.02.2024

Doctor Who Showrunner Russell T. Davies Calls Heavily Rumored Fortnite Collaboration ‘A Complete Myth’

The boss of Doctor Who has moved to debunk various rumors that indicated the popular show would soon launch a collaboration with Fortnite.

Disney buy $1.5 billion stake in Fortnite publisher Epic, announce new "games and entertainment universe" - rockpapershotgun.com
rockpapershotgun.com
09.02.2024

Disney buy $1.5 billion stake in Fortnite publisher Epic, announce new "games and entertainment universe"

Disney are taking out a $1.5 billion minority equity stake in Fortnite publisher Epic Games, and have announced "an all-new games and entertainment universe that will further expand the reach of beloved Disney stories and experiences". According to Disney CEO Robert A. Iger, it's "Disney’s biggest entry ever into the world of games". Friends, we are witnessing the birth of a franchising megamoeba of titanic proportions - a new, Unreal Engine-driven "persistent universe" of playing, watching, shopping and other content-tickling opportunities, featuring characters and stories from Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, Avatar "and more". Where are your puny gods now?

Disney acquires $1.5bn stake in Epic Games, is partnering on "games and entertainment universe" in Fortnite - eurogamer.net
eurogamer.net
09.02.2024

Disney acquires $1.5bn stake in Epic Games, is partnering on "games and entertainment universe" in Fortnite

The Walt Disney Company has announced it's acquiring a $1.5bn USD stake in Epic Games as it launches a multi-year partnership to create an «expansive and open games and entertainment universe connected to Fortnite».

Disney to Acquire $1.5 Billion Stake in Epic Games, Create Shared Universe Connected to Fortnite - gadgets.ndtv.com - state Indiana - Disney - Marvel
gadgets.ndtv.com
09.02.2024

Disney to Acquire $1.5 Billion Stake in Epic Games, Create Shared Universe Connected to Fortnite

Walt Disney is acquiring a $1.5 billion (roughly Rs. 12,400 crore) equity stake in Fortnite maker Epic Games as part of a collaboration involving Disney properties like Star Wars, Marvel and Avatar, the companies said Wednesday.

Epic lands $1.5bn investment from Disney - pcgamesinsider.biz
pcgamesinsider.biz
09.02.2024

Epic lands $1.5bn investment from Disney

Fortnite giant Epic Games has scored a $1.5 billion investment from entertainment behemoth The Walt Disney Company.

Disney takes a $1.5B stake in Epic Games to build an ‘entertainment universe’ with Fortnite - techcrunch.com
techcrunch.com
09.02.2024

Disney takes a $1.5B stake in Epic Games to build an ‘entertainment universe’ with Fortnite

Lego Fortnite is only two months old, but Epic Games is already out with an even bigger collaboration.

Disney Invests $1.5 Billion in Epic to Create a Persistent Universe in Fortnite Based on Its Franchises - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
09.02.2024

Disney Invests $1.5 Billion in Epic to Create a Persistent Universe in Fortnite Based on Its Franchises

Disney announced a $1.5 billion investment in Epic Games, acquiring an equity stake in the maker of Fortnite and Unreal Engine. It's part of a wider partnership to create a new persistent universe within Fortnite based on Disney's prized franchises.

Disney invests $1.5bn in Epic Games and announces major Fortnite partnership - gamesindustry.biz
gamesindustry.biz
07.02.2024

Disney invests $1.5bn in Epic Games and announces major Fortnite partnership

The Walt Disney Company has invested $1.5 billion to acquire an equity stake in Epic Games, and has announced plans for a major collaboration with Fortnite.

Epic Games confirms Fortnite is coming back to iOS in Europe this year - engadget.com - Usa - Eu
engadget.com
26.01.2024

Epic Games confirms Fortnite is coming back to iOS in Europe this year

Following Apple's announcement of enabling third-party app stores for iOS users in the European Union, Epic Games confirms that it'll be bringing Fortnite back to the iPhone and iPad in Europe later this year — by way of a new Epic mobile games store. This will mark the title's official return to Apple's platform since it was yanked back in August 2020, after Epic offered discounts to payments made directly to its own store, instead of Apple's App Store and Google Play which would take a 30-percent cut. iOS users have had to rely on Xbox Cloud Gaming or GeForce Now to play Fortnite, but this will soon be a thing of the past for those based in Europe.

Fortnite and the Epic Games Store are coming to iOS in Europe - techcrunch.com - Eu
techcrunch.com
26.01.2024

Fortnite and the Epic Games Store are coming to iOS in Europe

Four years after leaving iOS, Fortnite is coming back — but only European players will be dropping in this time.

Apple to allow alternative app stores in Europe - gamesindustry.biz - Usa - Eu
gamesindustry.biz
25.01.2024

Apple to allow alternative app stores in Europe

Beyond its new policy allowing game streaming apps worldwide, Apple today announced new changes it is making to comply with the European Union's Digital Markets Act, most notably that it will allow alternative app payments and app stores.

Fortnite Is Coming Back to iOS in Europe This Year via Epic Games Store; Sweeney Criticizes Apple’s DMA Plan - wccftech.com - Usa - Eu
wccftech.com
25.01.2024

Fortnite Is Coming Back to iOS in Europe This Year via Epic Games Store; Sweeney Criticizes Apple’s DMA Plan

Fortnite is coming back to iOS this year, at least in Europe, Epic Games announced today. It will do so by taking advantage of the Digital Markets Act law passed by the European Union, which will let the Epic Games Store on iOS.

Fortnite returning to iOS says Epic as Apple agrees to "alternative app marketplaces" in EU - eurogamer.net - Usa - Eu
eurogamer.net
25.01.2024

Fortnite returning to iOS says Epic as Apple agrees to "alternative app marketplaces" in EU

Fortnite maker Epic Games says it'll be launching a native iOS version of the Epic Games Store — and bringing Fortnite back to iOS devices — following today's announcement that Apple will soon allow sideloading and alternate marketplaces on its devices to comply with new EU rules. That's as Epic boss Tim Sweeney calls Apple's revised guidelines «hot garbage».

Epic promises Fortnite is coming back to iOS in the EU this year, but it's not done fighting with Apple - gamesradar.com - Eu
gamesradar.com
25.01.2024

Epic promises Fortnite is coming back to iOS in the EU this year, but it's not done fighting with Apple

In light of new regulations in the EU and Apple's new policies to comply with them, Fortnite is finally coming back to iOS in 2024 - at least in Europe. But Epic and Apple aren't done fighting with each other.

Epic says Fortnite will return to iOS in the EU this year via a new Epic Games Store app - videogameschronicle.com - Britain - Eu
videogameschronicle.com
25.01.2024

Epic says Fortnite will return to iOS in the EU this year via a new Epic Games Store app

Epic Games has announced that it will be bringing Fortnite back to iOS devices later this year thanks in part to a change in EU law.

Fortnite Will Return to iOS, But Only in Europe - ign.com - Eu
ign.com
25.01.2024

Fortnite Will Return to iOS, But Only in Europe

Almost four years after being removed from the App Store, Epic Games has announced it is bringing back the iOS version of Fortnite, but this will only be available for countries in the European Union (EU).

The Legend Of Zelda, Super Mario Composer Koji Kondo To Be Inducted Into AIAS Hall Of Fame - gameinformer.com - Japan - state Nevada
gameinformer.com
24.01.2024

The Legend Of Zelda, Super Mario Composer Koji Kondo To Be Inducted Into AIAS Hall Of Fame

Koji Kondo, longtime composer for The Legend of Zelda and Super Mario Bros. franchises, will be inducted into the Academy of Interactvie Arts & Sciences Hall of Fame at this year's D.I.C.E. Awards. The presentation will take place at the 27th annual D.I.C.E. Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, during the ceremony on Thursday, February 15, at 8 p.m. PT/11 p.m. ET. 

Epic's Tim Sweeney pledges more legal action as US Supreme Court rejects Apple lawsuit appeals - eurogamer.net - Usa - state California
eurogamer.net
17.01.2024

Epic's Tim Sweeney pledges more legal action as US Supreme Court rejects Apple lawsuit appeals

Epic Games boss Tim Sweeney has vowed more legal action against Apple, just days after the US Supreme Court dismissed both parties' further attempts to appeal a 2021 California court ruling on the Epic vs. Apple antitrust lawsuit.

Supreme Court rejects Epic vs Apple appeals - gamesindustry.biz - Britain - Australia - Usa - Eu
gamesindustry.biz
17.01.2024

Supreme Court rejects Epic vs Apple appeals

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US Supreme Court Rejects Appeals From Apple, Epic Games Over App Store Antitrust Ruling - gadgets.ndtv.com - Usa - state California - San Francisco
gadgets.ndtv.com
17.01.2024

US Supreme Court Rejects Appeals From Apple, Epic Games Over App Store Antitrust Ruling

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear a challenge by Apple to a lower court's decision requiring changes to certain rules in its lucrative App Store, as the justices shunned the lengthy legal battle between the iPhone maker and Epic Games, maker of the popular video game Fortnite.

Epic CEO says Apple court fight to open up Apple iPhone to competing stores is 'lost' - tech.hindustantimes.com - Usa - Russia - Ukraine - Eu - San Francisco
tech.hindustantimes.com
17.01.2024

Epic CEO says Apple court fight to open up Apple iPhone to competing stores is 'lost'

The CEO of Fortnite-maker Epic Games said Tuesday the company's court battle to open up Apple's iPhone to alternative app stores was lost after theteThe high court announced it would not hear appeals by either Apple or Epic in the long-running case, effectively putting an end to the legal saga.

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Appeals From Epic and Apple in Ongoing Legal Battle - ign.com - Usa - Eu - state California
ign.com
16.01.2024

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Appeals From Epic and Apple in Ongoing Legal Battle

The United States Supreme Court has denied a request to hear Epic Games v. Apple, the antitrust lawsuit regarding Apple's practices in its app store.

Epic Games Founder Praises Microsoft’s Latest Achievement While Criticizing Apple and Google - wccftech.com - Usa - state California
wccftech.com
15.01.2024

Epic Games Founder Praises Microsoft’s Latest Achievement While Criticizing Apple and Google

Epic Games founder and majority stakeholder Tim Sweeney took to Twitter to congratulate Microsoft for overtaking Apple as the world's most valuable company by market value. He also criticized Apple and Google in the same tweet.

Microsoft has overtaken Apple as the world’s most valuable company - videogameschronicle.com - China
videogameschronicle.com
13.01.2024

Microsoft has overtaken Apple as the world’s most valuable company

Xbox maker Microsoft surpassed Apple this week to become the world’s most valuable company in terms of market value.

Ubisoft and MiHoYo Among Publishers Signing Up for Nvidia's AI-Generated Video Character Tool - ign.com - China
ign.com
10.01.2024

Ubisoft and MiHoYo Among Publishers Signing Up for Nvidia's AI-Generated Video Character Tool

Ubisoft and MiHoYo, the developers behind Assassin's Creed and Genshin Impact, are among the first studios to sign up for Nvidia Avatar Cloud Engine (ACE), a new AI-driven tech platform said to create more lifelike video game characters.

Will Travis Scott come back to Fortnite? Rumours explained - radiotimes.com - Usa - county Scott
radiotimes.com
08.01.2024

Will Travis Scott come back to Fortnite? Rumours explained

The rumour mill is churning once again. This time it's surrounding the return of Travis Scott in Fortnite, following his long absence away from the game for legal reasons.

2023’s great games were overshadowed by a dark cloud of layoffs - theverge.com - Saudi Arabia
theverge.com
30.12.2023

2023’s great games were overshadowed by a dark cloud of layoffs

By Ash Parrish, a reporter who has covered the business, culture, and communities of video games for seven years. Previously, she worked at Kotaku.

The ESRB has started slapping blockchain games with Adults Only ratings, so Epic has changed its store policy to allow them - pcgamer.com - Usa
pcgamer.com
20.12.2023

The ESRB has started slapping blockchain games with Adults Only ratings, so Epic has changed its store policy to allow them

Unlike Steam, the Epic Games Store has a hard-and-fast rule against adult content. Its content guidelines state very clearly that «products with Adults Only ratings cannot be distributed on the Epic Games Store.» But it recently updated those guidelines to allow AO-rated games on the store for one specific reason: If they were given that rating because they involve blockchain trading.

Epic CEO Tim Sweeney says he's open to Fortnite on Steam or 'any serious store', but that 'the end of these ridiculous 30% fees' is a requirement - pcgamer.com
pcgamer.com
16.12.2023

Epic CEO Tim Sweeney says he's open to Fortnite on Steam or 'any serious store', but that 'the end of these ridiculous 30% fees' is a requirement

Fortnite (a game which by all accounts probably doesn't need the help) could come to Steam, but on one condition: the platform does away with its 30% cut.

2023's great games were a backdrop for industry failure | Opinion - gamesindustry.biz
gamesindustry.biz
15.12.2023

2023's great games were a backdrop for industry failure | Opinion

It feels somewhat appropriate that probably the last big news story of 2023 is the final death knell of an industry institution. E3 is no more.

Epic CEO suggests Fortnite would come to Steam as soon as Valve drops "these ridiculous 30% fees" - gamesradar.com
gamesradar.com
14.12.2023

Epic CEO suggests Fortnite would come to Steam as soon as Valve drops "these ridiculous 30% fees"

Fortnite on Steam isn't out of the question, according to Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney, but it would require big changes to the way store owner Valve monetizes sales – namely a cut to what Sweeney calls "these ridiculous 30% fees."

How Epic Games lost antitrust case against Apple, but won against Google | Explained - tech.hindustantimes.com - San Francisco
tech.hindustantimes.com
14.12.2023

How Epic Games lost antitrust case against Apple, but won against Google | Explained

Epic Games came out victorious in the monumental legal battle against Google over the company's monopoly over the Android app marketplace and alleged the company used off-handed tactics to keep its control over the space thereby denying a fair chance for others to participate in the business on an equal footing. The San Francisco jury on Monday, December 11 unanimously delivered the decision in the Google antitrust case, deciding Google's tie between the Google Play app store and its Google Play Billing payment services was illegal, and Project Hug deals with game developers and OEMs, which dictated the distribution agreement were all noncompetitive. Now, Epic CEO Tim Sweeney has given an interview explaining the details of the lawsuit and the main reason why the company lost against Apple but managed to win against Google.

Epic win lawsuit as court rules Google's app store is an illegal monopoly - rockpapershotgun.com - state California
rockpapershotgun.com
14.12.2023

Epic win lawsuit as court rules Google's app store is an illegal monopoly

Epic have won a victory in their attempt to argue that Google violates antitrust laws, as a jury has agreed that the Google Play app store and Google Play Billing service constitute an illegal monopoly. The decision comes three years after Epic first attempted to bypass Apple and Google when selling in-app purchases within Fortnite, leading to the game being yoinked from both the Apple and Google app stores and Epic filing lawsuits against both tech giants.

Google’s Epic Legal Defeat Threatens $200 Billion App Store Industry - tech.hindustantimes.com - San Francisco
tech.hindustantimes.com
12.12.2023

Google’s Epic Legal Defeat Threatens $200 Billion App Store Industry

Google's legal defeat at the hands of Fortnite maker Epic Games Inc. threatens to roil an app store duopoly with Apple Inc. that generates close to $200 billion a year and dictates how billions of consumers use mobile devices. 

Fortnite maker Epic wins antitrust lawsuit against Google - gamedeveloper.com - Washington - state California - county White - county Wilson
gamedeveloper.com
12.12.2023

Fortnite maker Epic wins antitrust lawsuit against Google

Epic Games has won the antitrust lawsuit it filed against Google after a jury determined the Google Play marketplace is an illegal monopoly.

Epic Games CEO: Apple Is Next after Google; We’ll Put Fortnite on Any Store (Including Steam) Without 30% Fee - wccftech.com - Usa - state California
wccftech.com
12.12.2023

Epic Games CEO: Apple Is Next after Google; We’ll Put Fortnite on Any Store (Including Steam) Without 30% Fee

It wasn't long ago that Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney had to announce a significant reduction in the company's workforce, firing 16% of the employees (around 830 in total). The news caught everyone by surprise, as the company's pockets had been filled by loads of revenue generated by Fortnite as well as the increasingly successful Unreal Engine licensing program.

Epic wins antitrust trial against Google - eurogamer.net - Britain - Usa - Eu - state California - county White - county Wilson
eurogamer.net
12.12.2023

Epic wins antitrust trial against Google

Epic Games has won its antitrust case against Google, after the jury gave its verdict yesterday.

Fortnite Maker Epic Games Wins Antitrust Case Against Google Over Play Store Monopoly - gadgets.ndtv.com - state California - county White - county Wilson
gadgets.ndtv.com
12.12.2023

Fortnite Maker Epic Games Wins Antitrust Case Against Google Over Play Store Monopoly

Fortnite maker Epic Games has prevailed in its high-profile antitrust trial over Alphabet's Google, which alleged the Play app store operated as an illegal monopoly, in a ruling that if it holds could upend the entire app store economy.

Epic Games wins antitrust lawsuit against Google over barriers to its Android app store - tech.hindustantimes.com - county White - county Wilson
tech.hindustantimes.com
12.12.2023

Epic Games wins antitrust lawsuit against Google over barriers to its Android app store

A federal court jury has decided that Google's Android app store has been protected by anticompetitive barriers that have damaged smartphone consumers and software developers, dealing a blow to a major pillar of a technology empire.

Google antitrust trial focused on Android app store payments to be handed off to jury to decide - tech.hindustantimes.com - Washington - San Francisco - city Washington
tech.hindustantimes.com
11.12.2023

Google antitrust trial focused on Android app store payments to be handed off to jury to decide

A federal court jury is poised begin its deliberations in an antitrust trial focused on whether Google's efforts to profit from its app store for Android smartphones have been illegally gouging consumers and stifling innovation.

A fortnight in Fortnite court - theverge.com
theverge.com
05.12.2023

A fortnight in Fortnite court

I have spent 15 days reporting live from the Epic v. Google trial: an antitrust dispute over whether Google's Android app store is an unfair monopoly. I’ve watched a parade of witnesses go by, including Epic CEO Tim Sweeney and Google CEO Sundar Pichai. We’re now in a weeklong break before both parties return on December 11th to make their closing arguments, after which a jury will decide who’s right. I’ve chronicled every major thrust, parry, and riposte leading up to that in our Verge StoryStream, writing nearly 600 dispatches from the courtroom so far.

Fortnite Is Getting A Lego Game, An Arcade Racer, And A Rock Band Successor All This Week - gamespot.com
gamespot.com
03.12.2023

Fortnite Is Getting A Lego Game, An Arcade Racer, And A Rock Band Successor All This Week

The new Minecraft rival will live as its own experience inside Fortnite permanently.

Activision Blizzard planned to open "Steam of mobile" store | Epic vs Google - gamesindustry.biz - Usa - Finland
gamesindustry.biz
01.12.2023

Activision Blizzard planned to open "Steam of mobile" store | Epic vs Google

Activision Blizzard planned to open its own mobile game store before being acquired by Microsoft, court documents from the Epic Games and Google antitrust jury trial show.

Microsoft Looking to Build Xbox Mobile Store with the Help of Some Partners, Phil Spencer Confirms - wccftech.com - Brazil - Eu
wccftech.com
01.12.2023

Microsoft Looking to Build Xbox Mobile Store with the Help of Some Partners, Phil Spencer Confirms

During the 2023 Comic Con Experience (November 30 - December 3) in São Paulo, Brazil, Microsoft Gaming CEO Phil Spencer spoke with Bloomberg's Rachel Gamarski to confirm the company's strategy to build an Xbox mobile store with the help of like-minded partners.

Judge orders Epic, Google to hold settlement talks | Epic vs Google - gamesindustry.biz
gamesindustry.biz
30.11.2023

Judge orders Epic, Google to hold settlement talks | Epic vs Google

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Activision Blizzard had a plan — or ploy — to launch its own Android game store - theverge.com - city Boston
theverge.com
30.11.2023

Activision Blizzard had a plan — or ploy — to launch its own Android game store

By Sean Hollister, a senior editor and founding member of The Verge who covers gadgets, games, and toys. He spent 15 years editing the likes of CNET, Gizmodo, and Engadget.

Sega has started using ChatGPT-4 within a "closed environment" in Japan - gamedeveloper.com - Japan
gamedeveloper.com
29.11.2023

Sega has started using ChatGPT-4 within a "closed environment" in Japan

In a bid to improve business efficiency, Sega has introduced ChatGPT-4 in a "closed environment" within the company.

Epic CEO Tim Sweeney says Google offered "what seemed like a crooked" deal to release Fortnite on Play Store - eurogamer.net
eurogamer.net
22.11.2023

Epic CEO Tim Sweeney says Google offered "what seemed like a crooked" deal to release Fortnite on Play Store

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has claimed Google offered him what «seemed like a crooked arrangement» in order to persuade the company to release Fortnite in the Google Play Store rather than through its own website.

Epic Was Willing to Sue Sony Over Fortnite Crossplay - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
21.11.2023

Epic Was Willing to Sue Sony Over Fortnite Crossplay

Fortnite creator Epic was willing to take Sony to court over Fortnite crossplay between all platforms, CEO Tim Sweeney has revealed.

Google discussed buying out Epic with Tencent's help to make Fortnite their "leading business driver" - rockpapershotgun.com
rockpapershotgun.com
21.11.2023

Google discussed buying out Epic with Tencent's help to make Fortnite their "leading business driver"

Widely embraced/feared search engine business Google - hello, Google! Please top-rank our Best Of features, if you'd be so kind - considered buying out Fortnite and Unreal Engine creator Epic in partnership with Tencent, according to documents revealed as part of Epic and Google's on-going legal battle over whether Epic should be able to sell stuff within the Android version of Fortnite.

What is the best game engine: is Unreal Engine right for you? - gamesindustry.biz
gamesindustry.biz
21.11.2023

What is the best game engine: is Unreal Engine right for you?

For developers just starting in the industry, the task of choosing the best game engine can be daunting. Here, we'll try to address many of the issues concerning one of the most popular game engines, Unreal Engine, so you can see if it's the right game engine for your project.

Google struck a secret deal with Spotify to let it avoid paying any Play Store fees - tech.hindustantimes.com
tech.hindustantimes.com
21.11.2023

Google struck a secret deal with Spotify to let it avoid paying any Play Store fees

The Google antitrust trial, to determine whether or not the company's Android marketplace, Google Play Store, has put in place monopolistic policies to keep competition out and impact any app's distribution that does not want to be placed in its marketplace due to its high commission fee, is still ongoing. On its ninth day, when Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney also gave his testimony, Google's own representatives also made a shocking revelation where it was found that Spotify gets preferential treatment from Google and does not pay any commission fee for the transactions that take place directly on the platform's end.

Tim Sweeney: We were willing to sue Sony for cross-play | Epic vs Google - gamesindustry.biz - China - San Francisco
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21.11.2023

Tim Sweeney: We were willing to sue Sony for cross-play | Epic vs Google

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Fortnite Community Slams 'Worst Update' Over New Age Restrictions on Cosmetics - ign.com
ign.com
16.11.2023

Fortnite Community Slams 'Worst Update' Over New Age Restrictions on Cosmetics

Over the past few weeks, fans have praised Fortnite's OG update, which brought the game's original map back after several years. Now, however, the Fortnite community is up in arms once again after the game's latest feature was announced.

Alphabet CEO Pichai to Testify in Google Play Trial Next Week - tech.hindustantimes.com - Usa - Washington - state California - San Francisco
tech.hindustantimes.com
10.11.2023

Alphabet CEO Pichai to Testify in Google Play Trial Next Week

 Alphabet Inc. Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai is set to face a jury next week to defend Google Play app store policies that are at the heart of a high-stakes antitrust fight with Epic Games Inc.

Epic turned down $147m deal to put Fortnite on Google Play | Epic vs Google - gamesindustry.biz - San Francisco
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09.11.2023

Epic turned down $147m deal to put Fortnite on Google Play | Epic vs Google

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Five years after it took on Steam, Epic Games Store is yet to make a penny of profit - rockpapershotgun.com
rockpapershotgun.com
08.11.2023

Five years after it took on Steam, Epic Games Store is yet to make a penny of profit

Almost five years since it launched - and two years after Epic revealed they hoped to gobble up half of all PC gaming revenue - the Epic Games Store is still yet to turn a profit.

Ubisoft impacted by layoffs once more as a further 124 jobs have been cut to “streamline” operations - techradar.com - Canada
techradar.com
08.11.2023

Ubisoft impacted by layoffs once more as a further 124 jobs have been cut to “streamline” operations

It’s been confirmed that 124 more jobs have been cut at Ubisoft — this time across IT teams and business administrative services. The company has already seen multiple waves layoffs this year. 

Epic, Google antitrust trial is a "tough case to predict" | Epic vs Google - gamesindustry.biz - state California - San Francisco
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08.11.2023

Epic, Google antitrust trial is a "tough case to predict" | Epic vs Google

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Epic Games Store Still isn’t Profitable Despite Promises it Would be by 2023 - wccftech.com
wccftech.com
07.11.2023

Epic Games Store Still isn’t Profitable Despite Promises it Would be by 2023

The Epic Games Store will officially turn 5 years old in early December, and while some of the fiery debate surrounding the storefront has died down, that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s a success yet. Epic and Google are currently engaged in a legal showdown over app store fees, which has provided some interesting new testimony regarding the Epic Games Store.

The Epic Games Store isn't profitable after five years, growth is still Epic's "goal" - techradar.com
techradar.com
07.11.2023

The Epic Games Store isn't profitable after five years, growth is still Epic's "goal"

Epic Games has admitted that its digital storefront still isn't profitable after launching five years ago.

A recap of Epic Games vs. Google trial day one - venturebeat.com
venturebeat.com
07.11.2023

A recap of Epic Games vs. Google trial day one

The first day of the Epic Games vs. Google antitrust trial ended after both sides gave opening statements and two witnesses testified.

Epic vs Google antitrust trial begins today - gamesindustry.biz - Britain - Australia
gamesindustry.biz
06.11.2023

Epic vs Google antitrust trial begins today

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Fortnite rockets to the top of Twitch on the back of nostalgia for 5 years ago - pcgamer.com
pcgamer.com
04.11.2023

Fortnite rockets to the top of Twitch on the back of nostalgia for 5 years ago

Fortnite peaked at around 153,000 Twitch viewers yesterday, well below a number of other categories, such as League of Legends and Counter-Strike. Just a day later, Fortnite is the #1 category on Twitch, with more than 490,000 people watching streamers play the battle royale shooter as I write.

Ukraine calls for boycott of game payment firm Xsolla over Russian operations - gamedeveloper.com - Russia - Ukraine
gamedeveloper.com
03.11.2023

Ukraine calls for boycott of game payment firm Xsolla over Russian operations

Ukraine's minister of digital transformation, Mykhailo Fedorov, has called for a boycott of game commerce platform Xsolla over links to Russia.

OG Fortnite Update Causes Huge Spike in Players - ign.com
ign.com
03.11.2023

OG Fortnite Update Causes Huge Spike in Players

Fortnite has seen a huge surge in players with the launch of its OG update that brings back the original battle royale map.

Bungie CEO says it’s “a sad day” as company announces staff layoffs - techradar.com
techradar.com
31.10.2023

Bungie CEO says it’s “a sad day” as company announces staff layoffs

Destiny developer Bungie is the latest video game company to be affected by redundancies this year, as an unknown number of staff are facing layoffs.

Destiny 2 developer Bungie lays off dozens of staff - polygon.com - Washington
polygon.com
30.10.2023

Destiny 2 developer Bungie lays off dozens of staff

Destiny 2 developer Bungie is laying off an unspecified number of people, Bungie CEO Pete Parsons confirmed Monday after employees began speaking up about the job cuts on social media.

Fortnite's original map will make a return next week - rockpapershotgun.com
rockpapershotgun.com
27.10.2023

Fortnite's original map will make a return next week

Fortnite's original map is coming back, Epic have confirmed. The news was announced via X (formerly Twitter) weeks after several leaks had suggested that time travel shenanigans would revert the free-to-play shooter's map back to its original Chapter 1 layout.

Fortnite's Next Big 'OG' Update Will See the Battle Royale Return to Its Chapter 1 Roots - ign.com - Usa
ign.com
27.10.2023

Fortnite's Next Big 'OG' Update Will See the Battle Royale Return to Its Chapter 1 Roots

Epic Games has revealed that Fortnite’s next major update will see the perennially popular battle royale return to its Chapter 1 roots, while retaining its popular sprinting and mantling gameplay mechanics.

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