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Peter Paltridge

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We feel sorry for any Fortnite fan who took a hike into the mountains today with no Internet connections, and returned this evening to find the whole world topsy-turvy. Sit down and let us tell the tale, it’s been a wild last few hours.
This morning, Epic Games surprised everyone by lowering the cost of V-Bucks on all versions of Fortnite, including the mobile ones. The reason they haven’t been able to do this before was the high cost of fees generated from piping all in-app purchases through Apple or Google. This was non-negotiable; if you want to do business on mobile, you’ve gotta pay the gatekeepers.
And it’s still non-negotiable, but Epic finally decided it had enough and deliberately flouted the rule, offering a bypass for mobile customers to send direct payments to Epic itself. The direct payment method was two dollars less than the standard, making it a...
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