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Fortnite developer Epic Games launches its own app store, takes on Apple and Google

Epic Games Inc., maker of the monster hit Fortnite, announced a new online store this week that could eventually put pressure on Apple and Google to relinquish some control over their own app stores.

Epic’s new store will charge developers a commission of just 12%, less than half of what Apple Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s app stores do. The audacious move could prompt app developers of all kinds to demand a similar deal, Benjamin Schachter, an analyst with Macquarie Capital, said in a note to clients Tuesday.