Apple closes the App Store account to Epic Games
Apple will officially closed the account of the store App Store at Epic Games, according to confirmed the own company on the block to The Verge . This puts an end to the dispute that has taken place between the two American companies.
In the middle of last August, Apple made the decision to remove the Fortnite game from its app store after Epic Games ripped the App Store rules by adding a direct payment option and thus avoiding a 30% commission. .
Apple’s latest decision means that you can no longer download Fortnite or any other Epic Games game, like Infinity Blade , on your iPhone, iPad, or Mac. If you downloaded them one day and deleted them, you won’t be able to download them again.
Bad luck, this also means that Apple users will not be able án enjoy all the new features of the new season of Fortnite e n their devices , which will come loaded with characters of the universe Marvel .
You can read the official statement from Apple below:
“We are saddened to have to close the Epic Games account on the App Store. We have worked with the Epic Games team for many years on their releases. The judge recommended that Epic comply with the rules of the App Store while the case was ongoing, rules that they have followed throughout the last decade until this situation began. Epic has objected. What’s more, they have continued to upload Fort nite updates designed to violate App Store rules. It is not fair at all for the other developers of the Sotre App and puts our customers in the middle of this fight. We hope to be able to work again in the future, but unfortunately it is not possible today. »
This statement has received an official response from the CEO of Epic Games, Tim Sweeney, who responded to a tweet from ontrendingplus assuring that Apple’s statement is not sincere and that it is not true that they have uploaded multiple updates.
We do not know how this situation will end. Epic has taken legal action against Apple because it considers that the 30% commission that Apple takes is not fair to developers who use this platform.
Now, it also seems clear that, when uploading its apps in the App Store, Epic has agreed to do so under these conditions. If you do not follow them, the judge is unlikely to take your side. In fact, the first hearing confirmed the Fortnite ban .