Fortnite will be banned from iPhones and iPads for years, according to a tweet from Epic Games chief executive Tim Sweeney.
It follows months of legal battles between the two companies, breaking Apple’s policies after Epic implemented its payment system in Fortnite. Apple later pulled the game from the App Store, resulting in a dispute in the courts over the fairness of Apple’s 30 percent tax on all in-app purchases.
Mr. Sweeney posted a tweet from lawyers representing Apple, saying that “Apple has exercised its discretion not to reinstate Epic’s Developer Program account” and “until the district court’s decision is final and unenforceable.” shall not entertain any request for reinstatement till then”.
The ruling was appealed after Epic was ordered to pay Apple $6 million — 30 percent of what it received from its alternative payment process — but Apple was “permanently banned and allowed developers to use their apps.” was prohibited from joining. [ways to] In addition to in-app purchases, direct customers to the purchasing mechanism”, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ruled.
Epic’s appeal has yet to be accepted for hearing by the court, and Apple has said it is still considering its own options for a legal appeal. This may take up to five years.
However, Mr Sweeney tweeted that “Apple lied”, alleging that the company would “welcome Epic’s return to the App Store if they agree to play by the same rules as everyone else” but are now “losing their monopoly”. have backfired in another abuse” of the power of over a billion users. “
Mr Sweeney also tweeted a letter he sent to Apple’s Phil Schiller, saying the company will “follow Apple’s guidelines whenever and wherever we release a product on Apple’s platform”.
It continued that, upon getting the account back, it would “bring Fortnite back to Mac as soon as possible” and Fortnite for iOS devices would “return to Apple’s guidelines on whether and where to make Apple in-app purchases and payments.” other ways”.
Apple did not respond to a request for comment Granthshala before the time of publication.
Epic Games is also in a similar dispute with Google, as it applied the same payment process to Android that removed it from Apple’s App Store.—and as such, Fortnite is not available on the Play Store, but for sideloading or otherwise. available through. Markets like the Samsung Galaxy Store (and then a dedicated Epic Games app).
Google said it would “welcome the opportunity to continue our discussions with Epic and bring Fortnite back to Google Play,” but confirmed that Epic violated a rule when it launched its alternative payment system.
Credit: www.independent.co.uk /