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Epic’s Bandcamp Can Continue To Use Own Payment System Says Google

 |  May 22, 2022

In March, the online music store and direct-to-fan platform got both the music and video games businesses talking when it was acquired by $31.5 billion-valued Epic Games, maker of hit video game Fortnite and Unreal Engine.

Last month, Bandcamp’s new parent company filed a motion against Google Requesting a preliminary injunction to block the tech giant from removing the Bandcamp app from its app store.

On Friday, Epic and Google filed a Joint Stipulation in a Californian court, with the latter company agreeing to not kick Bandcamp off its app store.

In 2020, Epic sued Apple and Google for alleged anti-competitive practices, following Fortnite’s removal from the Apple App store Google Play Store.

Fortnite was removed from both stores for breaching Apple and Google’s policies on in-app payments, after Epic Games implemented its own in-app payment system in order to avoid paying a 30% app-store fee to Apple and Google for in-app purchases.

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