Apple vs. Epic Games has ended, but there are many indications that a great battle is still ahead of us. Fortnite developers sent $ 6 million to the corporation responsible for the iPhone, but Apple is not going to throw the game into its store. The production was blacklisted.
Gamers believed that Fortnite would be able to return to iOS, and Tim Sweeney did everything he could to make fans familiar with the title on Apple smartphones. Now the CEO says bluntly – “Apple lied”:
“Apple lied. Apple has spent a year telling the world, the court, and the press that “they will welcome Epic’s return to the App Store if they agree to play by the same rules as everyone else.” Epic agreed, and now Apple has withdrawn from another abuse of its monopoly power over a billion users. “
Epic Games gave back Apple $ 6 million and tried to be able to throw Fortnite on iOS, but the production went to the “black list”. Now the creators of the game have to go on another court battle, which, however, can last up to 5 years:
“Late in the evening, Apple informed Epic that Fortnite will be blacklisted in the Apple ecosystem until all court appeals are exhausted, which could take up to 5 years.”
As a result – fans can not count on a quick return of Fortnite to Apple hardware. If you want to play Epic Games production, better reach for another smartphone.
Tim Sweeney confirmed that he would “keep fighting.”