Fortnite – Court Docs Allege Google Weighed Buyout Of Epic Games During Heated Legal Clash
With Epic Games’ pushback on Google Play, Google seemingly called the efforts a “contagion” that potentially threatened the company. Thus, Google “has developed a series of internal projects to address” the problem and “even contemplated buying some or all of Epic to squelch this threat.” Evidently, this was news to Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney, as he tweeted after the news broke that “This was unbeknownst to us at the time, and because of the court’s protective order we’re just finding out [about this] now.”
There is additional redacted information regarding the ways that Google worked to prevent Epic from contesting Google Play, which has been vehemently denied. In any event, both companies will have their day in court soon, so stay tuned to HotHardware for updates.