The battle between the multi-billion dollar companies continues in Europe.
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Epic Games just added the European Union to the locations in which they are engaging in a legal battle against Apple. The company announced that they have filed an antitrust complaint with the European Commission's Directorate-General for Competition. They claim that "through a series of carefully designed anti-competitive restrictions, Apple has not just harmed but completely eliminated competition in app distribution and payment processes."

This latest filing in the EU comes after Epic filed similar charges in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom. This is just the latest in a long legal back and forth between Apple and Epic Games in recent months. Keep in mind that this all began with Epic suing Apple after Fortnite was kicked from the App Store. Why was it kicked? Because Epic tried to bypass both Apple's payment system and Google's payment system on mobile devices.

Epic's Tim Sweeney opened his mouth once again to say some words.

"We will not stand idly by and allow Apple to use its platform dominance to control what should be a level digital playing field.

"It's bad for consumers, who are paying inflated prices due to the complete lack of competition among stores and in-app payment processing. And it's bad for developers, whose very livelihoods often hinge on Apple's complete discretion as to who to allow on the iOS platform, and on which terms."
Just a reminder that Fortnite is still available on platforms such as Xbox and PlayStation where Microsoft and Sony also take a 30% cut from in-app payments. Anyway, this filing is actually a bit different from the other legal filings made by Epic Games. In particular, this filing in the EU is not seeking damages from Apple. They only want changes made to the Apple policies that Apple believes to be illegal.