Fortnite video game maker to pay $520m over privacy and billing claims
Epic Games agrees with FTC to pay $275m fine for collecting data on children and refund customers $245m for deceptive practices
The video game company Epic Games will pay a total of $520m in penalties and refunds to settle complaints involving children’s privacy and methods that tricked players into making purchases, US federal regulators said on Monday.
Well it's possible taking down the Unreal franchise servers was a cost-saving exercise in anticipation of the FTC kicking their arses.
I would expect Epic games to be shedding staff in the new year... happy new year.