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Apple terminates 'Fortnite' creator's App Store account as lawsuit proceeds

Android vs iOS Apple removes Fortnite developer Epic Games from App Store
Melba Vasquez | 31 August, 2020, 09:42

Be that as it may, Epic Games account on the App Store has just been canceled and with it the rest of the applications available through it, with which not only Fortnite has disappeared but many other games and programs.

Tech Crunch states that the removal should not affect Epic's game engine Unreal Engine, which Epic manages through a separate account.

However, Epic Games only received approximately $60 million of that revenue, as they are required to give a 30 percent cut to Apple for hosting the games on their App Store.

On Aug. 13, Epic filed lawsuits against Apple and Google in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, suing them for antitrust and anti-competitive behavior after Apple blocked the multi-billion dollar-grossing game for trying to bypass the App Store payment system.

A judge's ruling this week prevented Apple from also cutting Epic off from access to developers tools for its Unreal Engine that powers graphics on computers.

"The court advisable that Epic comply with the Application Keep rules though their situation moves ahead, tips they've followed for the previous decade till they made this", Apple claimed in a statement.

"Epic has won't. Rather, they consistently submit Fortnite refreshes meant to abuse the rules of the ‌App Store‌". This is not fair to every other developer in the store and is putting customers in the middle of their fight.

In the interim, Apple runs a highlighted story advancing Fortnite's rival PUBG Mobile through the App Store.

However, they will receive no new software updates. Apple revealed on August 28 that it suspended Epic Games' developer account.

Apple does not allow users of its popular devices to download apps from anywhere but its App Store.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has claimed that Apple has "stranglehold" on apps which allows it to "charge monopoly rents", according to a new report. Zuckerberg added that the company charges "monopoly rents" from apps.

"Now more than ever, we should have the option to help people understand where money they intend for small businesses actually goes", a Facebook spokesperson told FOX Business on Friday.

"Unfortunately, we had to remove gameplay functionality entirely in order to get Apple's approval on the standalone Facebook Gaming app - meaning iOS users have an inferior experience to those using Android", said Sandberg.

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