Microsoft to allow Epic Games, Amazon storefronts on its app store

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September 28 (Businesshala) – Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) said on Tuesday it will allow Epic Games Inc., Amazon.com Inc. (AMZN.O) and other firms to integrate their App Stores into the technology giant’s marketplace , will give more options. third party developers.

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Washington-based company Redmond also said it would not cut app developers’ revenue when apps manage their own in-app payment systems.

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“Microsoft is again leading the industry with Windows, now an open platform with an Open Store,” said Tim Sweeney, chief executive officer of Epic Games. tweeted.

The move comes as Epic Games and Apple Inc. (AAPL.O) have been locked in a legal dispute since last year, when the “Fortnite” maker launched a deal to get Apple’s 30% fee on certain in-app purchases on the App Store. had tried. Its own in-app payment system.

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Developers have long criticized Apple’s commission of between 15% and 30% on many App Store purchases, which some developers see as an opaque and unpredictable app-vetting process.

Reporting by Niket Nishant and Subrat Patnaik in Bengaluru; Editing by Shinjini Ganguli

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