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Google Formed ‘Fortnite Task Force’ in Response to Epic’s Moves

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

Google was so worried about Epic Games Inc. sidestepping its app store with Fortnite that it created a task force to confront the issue, according to a legal filing by the game developer. 

The task force was created after Epic began offering an Android version of the hugely popular game through Samsung Electronics Co.’s Galaxy Store and directly through Epic’s website in 2018, giving users a way to bypass the Google Play store, according to the filing.