Google is repeatedly asking Tim Sweeney if he understood the notice he got when Fortnite got rejected from the Play Store for the second time. We’re looking at it now:
your app continues to violate Payments policy, which generally prohibits games published on Google Play from providing a payment method other than Google Play Billing to purchase in-app virtual currency or in-app digital downloads.
“You understood from this email that Google’s payments policy prohibited you from using Epic Pay for purchases of V-Bucks, right?”
Sweeney says yes.
“You decided to sneak that version in, right?” Google’s lawyer Jonathan Kravis asks, referring to the hotfix.
“Yes that’s what we decided to do with Project Liberty,” Sweeney freely admits.