Apple Has Built an “Absolute Monopoly,” Epic Games CEO Says

After previously criticizing Microsoft for its push for the Microsoft Store, claiming that the Redmond-based software giant wanted to build a closed platform for developers, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney is now going after Apple and Google.

Both have built app stores that are entirely based on the idea of monopoly, Sweeney explains pointing to the 30% fee that developers need to pay to Google and Apple for app sales.

In an interview with CNBC, Sweeney emphasizes that the extra fees that devs need to agree with only increase the price of the apps and games. Apple has invented what he calls “an absolute monopoly,” while Google crushes competition stores with “UI barriers.”

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