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Google considered buying Epic Games when the two clashed over Fortnite

By Sherif Saed 9 August 2021 10:32 GMT Google at one point actually considered acquiring Epic Games when the Fortnite situation started.When Epic Games decided to sue Apple for what it called a “monopolistic practice” of requiring developers to use the App Store’s payment system, and taking a 30% cut on transactions, the company also filed a lawsuit with similar aims against Google.Watch on YouTubeNew declassified court documents [PDF] (via The Verge) revealed Google’s reaction to Epic’s move in getting around the Play Store’s 30% cut by asking players to sideload Fortnite.“Google has gone so far as to share its…