On September 6, the court hearing between Epic Games and Google began: the subject of the proceedings was the removal of Fortnite from Google Play in August 2020. During the hearing, Epic Games mentioned that it still spends more on the Epic Games Store than it earns, according to the Verge.
Epic Games Store general manager Steve Allison explained that the company is willing to put up with the losses for now because it wants to increase the store’s market share.
Earlier, from the documents in the proceedings with Apple, it became known that for 2019-2020, Epic Games lost on Epic Games Store $454 million. According to the company’s forecast, the store will begin to bring stable profits only from 2025. However, it is expected to be able to make a small profit in 2023 in the amount of $16 million.