The game company has asked for permission to restore the Battle Royale game Fortnight on the App Store because of Epic's antitrust case against the iPhone maker.
Apple quoted CNN Business as saying in an earlier statement on Saturday that "the court ruled that the epic must comply with the App Store's guidelines for the past decade, until their case is settled".
The court filing also includes some of the emails of Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney that were sent to Apple.
Epic mentions that it's "likely to suffer irreparable harm" if Fortnite is not made available on the App Store and that "the balance of harms tips strongly in Epic's favor", citing that daily iOS active users have already declined by over 60% since the app's initial removal from the App Store.More news: 80 special trains from September 12
Additionally, Epic is upset that some of the company's non-Fortnite customers have been affected by Apple's actions.
Apple didn't immediately respond to a request for comment, but we really weren't expecting them to do so at this time.
Epic says that iOS is also the largest platform for Fortnite: 116 million registered users, or almost a third of the 350 million registered users that Epic says Fortnite has attracted in total. Apple and Google quickly removed the game from their officially supported App Stores, and on iOS, that left players with no way to install the game or even remove updates. It is claimed that 63% of Fortnite users on iOS lack the ability to interact with the game on other platforms.More news: Australia secures onshore manufacturing agreements for two COVID-19 vaccines
While Apple has maintained that its policies are industry standard and meant to ensure a consistent and secure app experience for consumers, critics say Apple's 30% fee and requirements that all in-app payments be run through Apple's payment channels chill competition.
It is also reads that Apple is threatening to deny any attempts by Epic to apply for a new developer account for "at least a year". The epic insists that the fornite com community has been broken (Fortnite's newly released Chapter 2 - Season 4 update was not released on iOS and Mac last month), and some of its other games are stuck.
In the main, however, it appears that Google is playing a slightly more cautious game than Apple, letting the iOS behemoth trade the first blows with Epic before finalizing its strategy based on the outcome of that tussle. "We hope that we can work together again in the future, but unfortunately that is not possible today".
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