Epic Game is still trying to prosecute Apple. The prosecution relates to the removal of Fortnite from Apple’s App Store. The deletion occurred because Fortnite had its own in-game payment system which was deemed to have violated the agreement with Apple. Epic Game admits that the payment system for the App Store is too big.
Reporting from Gamerant, Fortnite has reportedly lost a lot of players from iOS. After a dispute between Apple and Epic Game, Fortnite reportedly lost a lot of players from iOS. It was reported that Fortnite lost 60% of its players from iOS. Using on iOS, of course, you cannot download the application again and cannot get the update.
Especially now that Fortnite fans are enjoying an update with their collaboration with Marvel. Even though currently Fortnite, which collaborates with Marvel, is popular among Fortnite players, including mobile users. Moreover, current iPhone users cannot download applications from third parties, thus preventing players from downloading the Fortnite game.
The missing players in Fortnite are thought to have split into several groups. There are players who have given up on playing Fortnite on iPhone. There are also Fortnite players who choose access on other devices.
Therefore, the explanation above provides an illustration of how Fortnite lost many of its players. This is likely to affect the income from Epic Game quite a bit. This may be resolved, if one of the disputants surrenders.
Previously, the legal war between Apple and Epic Games might be the biggest news this month. The iOS version of Fortnite was withdrawn from the Appstore after Epic Games built a direct payment system for in-app purchases, aka 100% of the money went to Epic Games. This violates the rules of the Appstore because Apple imposes a 30% tax on each transaction.
Epic brought this issue to the legal table and to retaliate against this action, Apple threatened to remove iOS and MacOS support from Unreal Engine which not only hurt Epic Games but also all the developers who used their technology.
It seems that this lawsuit case is slowly coming to a conclusion. Reported by a tech reporter named Stephen Nellis (via 9to5Mac), Hakim – Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers has taken a temporary decision whereby Apple is allowed to refuse Fortnite to enter the Appstore again, but prohibits them from blocking access to Epic Games and Unreal Engine accounts because it will disadvantages many other studios that do not interfere with the problems of the two companies and will cause huge losses in the video game business.
This is not yet the end of the case between the two companies. Decisions taken now are still temporary and are only intended to ensure that the status quo continues. The court will continue the case and hear more detailed arguments from the two companies before making an appropriate legal decision.