Epic Games’ Fortnite to be blacklisted from Apple ecosystem until corporate legal battle is resolved

Tim Sweeney, CEO of creator Fortnite Epic Games Inc., said on Wednesday that Apple had told him that the game would be “blacklisted from the Apple ecosystem” until the companies’ legal case is resolved and all calls are exhausted. will be done. five years.

Sweeney posted on Twitter that Epic asked Apple to reinstate fortnite and promised “that it will follow Apple’s guidelines at all times and in all places where we publish products on Apple’s Platform.”

Epic Games’ lawsuit against Apple went to court. (Image: Tech 2 / Nandini Yadav)

Apple spent a year telling the world, the court, and the press that they would “welcome Epic’s return to the world.” app Store If they agree to play by the same rules as everyone else. Epic agreed, and now Apple has abandoned yet another abuse of its billion-user monopoly power,” Sweeney tweeted.

Apple declined to comment.

Earlier this month, a federal judge overseeing the corporate legal dispute ordered Apple to remove a lucrative portion of the competing barricades protecting its iPhone App Store, but dismissed claims that the company was an illegal monopoly. that stifles competition and innovation. But U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers hasn’t called Apple a monopolist or force competing stores to allow apps for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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is epic appeal of judgment.

Epic claimed that Apple deceived app makers by charging commissions ranging from 15% to 30% for in-app transactions as it banned other options on its iPhones, iPads and iPods.

When Epic Tried to Avoid Commissions With an Alternative Payment System fortnite last August, Apple kicked him out of the App Store for setting up a legal conflict that could force him to reduce his fees. But Apple has insisted that the commission is a fair toll paid by the minority of its store’s 1.8 million apps to help cover the more than $100 billion invested in mobile software.


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