Epic’s authorized battle with Apple and Google allowed for some fairly salient items of knowledge to change into public, and although on Thursday it appeared like a brand new nugget had simply dropped, that doesn’t appear to be the case.
Reuters reported that Google struck a take care of Activision Blizzard to the tune of $360 million, by which Google would pay Activision, and in return, Activision would stop growth on a rival app retailer.
The report additionally claimed that Activision was one among 24 firms who struck a deal like this, although maybe not all of them had been as excessive in worth.
Shortly after Reuters report nevertheless, Activision has been the primary to step out and put these claims down as false.
Government vice chairman of company affairs at Activision Blizzard, Lulu Cheng Meservey said clearly that the claims made within the now unredacted lawsuit are false.
“Epic is accusing Activision Blizzard’s associate Google of Paying us to not compete with them.” she tweeted.
“To be clear: that’s false. Google by no means requested us, pressured us, or made us agree to not compete with them – and we’ve already submitted paperwork and testimony disproving this nonsense.”
Different firms listed in these 24 embrace Nintendo, Tencent, and Ubisoft, although now that Activision has stepped as much as refute the declare involving it, it’ll be curious to see who else steps as much as deny the accusation.
Supply – [Reuters via VGC]
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