Epic Games Expands Fortnite Legal Dispute With Apple to the UK

Epic Games has submitted a complaint to the United Kingdom’s Competition Appeal Tribunal, expanding its Fortnite legal battle with both Apple and Google to another country. According to Bloomberg, ‌Epic Games‌ is claiming that Apple’s decision to remove Fortnite from the App Store was unlawful, and the company is aiming to get Apple to allow […]

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Epic Games and Samsung Send ‘Free Fortnite’ Swag to Influencers With Galaxy Tab S7

As Epic Games‘ dispute with Apple continues on, the gaming company has teamed up with Samsung to send “Free Fortnite” swag out to influencers. The gift package, which was shared by Kinda Funny’s Greg Miller, includes a “Free Fortnite” jacket with a rainbow-colored llama logo and a Galaxy Tab S7 tablet from Samsung. A note […]

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Tim Cook and Craig Federighi Ordered to Testify in Apple vs. Epic Battle

Apple CEO Tim Cook and software engineering chief Craig Federighi will be summoned to testify in the ongoing Apple vs. Epic legal battle, a judge said earlier this week. The court filing, first shared by iMore, says that Apple has agreed to make Cook a “document custodian.” Apple attempted to place a condition that would […]

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GeForce NOW Games Available on iOS Devices Through Safari, Fortnite Coming Soon

GeForce NOW, NVIDIA’s streaming gaming service, today announced the launch of Safari integration, which will bring Fortnite and other games to Apple’s iOS devices through the Safari browser. The new Safari integration is available in a beta capacity, and NVIDIA says that many games in the GeForce NOW library can be played on iOS devices. […]

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App Store Fee Cut Attracts Criticism From Major Developers Like Spotify and Epic

A number of industry players, including Spotify, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney, and Basecamp CTO David Heinemeier Hansson, have today criticized Apple’s move to launch a new App Store Small Business Program that will halve App Store fees for small business owners and independent developers (via The Verge). After Apple announced the new program, Spotify […]

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Fortnite Dispute Between Apple and Epic Games Won’t Have Jury Trial

Apple and Epic Games do not want to have a jury trial in their ongoing legal dispute over Fortnite and Apple’s App Store policies, according to a filing submitted to the Northern California court handling the case today. The two companies said they have met and have agreed that both Epic’s claims and Apple’s counterclaims […]

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Epic Games Unlikely to Win Injunction in Ongoing Fortnite Battle With Apple, Jury Trial Possible

The ongoing legal dispute between Apple and Epic Games continued on today, with a preliminary injunction hearing taking place this morning. We’re still waiting to hear the judge’s official ruling, but it looks like Epic is not going to be granted an injunction to allow Fortnite back into the App Store as the case unfolds. […]

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Epic Games, Spotify, and Tile Form ‘Coalition for App Fairness’ to ‘Fight Back’ Against Apple

A range of companies, including Epic Games, Spotify, and Tile, have formed a new organization called the “Coalition for App Fairness,” in an effort to highlight developer issues with Apple. The organization describes itself as “an independent nonprofit organization founded by industry-leading companies to advocate for freedom of choice and fair competition across the app […]

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Epic Games Announces ‘Fortnite: Save the World’ Will No Longer Be Playable on macOS

Epic Games has announced that “Fortnite: Save the World” will no longer be playable on macOS, after Apple terminated ‌Epic Games‌’ developer account. Fortnite has been in violation of the ‌App Store‌ rules since August 13, when it introduced a direct payment option that skirted Apple’s in-app purchase system by allowing payments directly to ‌‌Epic […]

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Apple Has ‘Lost Sight of the Tech Industry’s Founding Principles,’ Says Epic Games CEO

Following Apple’s countersuit on Tuesday, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has now responded to Apple’s new request for damages for breach of contract. Sweeney says that Apple’s claim that the legal dispute is “nothing more than a basic disagreement over money” is an indication that it has “lost sight of the tech industry’s founding principles,” […]

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Apple Accuses Epic Games of ‘Willful, Brazen, and Unlawful Conduct’ in Countersuit Asking for Breach of Contract Damages

As Apple and Epic Games prepare for a hearing on a preliminary injunction to decide whether Fortnite will be allowed back on the App Store as the legal battle between the two companies plays out, Apple has filed a countersuit against Epic requesting damages for breach of contract. In a court filing today, Apple says […]

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Epic Games Asks Court to Allow Fortnite Back on the App Store

Just a week after Apple terminated Epic Games’ developer account, Epic has filed for a preliminary injunction that would both allow Fortnite back on the App Store and restore access to its developer account. In the filing, Epic Games says it was willing to challenge Apple “because it was the right thing to do” and […]

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Japanese Developers Criticize Apple’s App Store Policies and Approval Process

The ongoing dispute between Apple and Epic Games has spurred complaints from Japanese game developers about Apple’s App Store business model and the way it handles third-party app submissions. Bloomberg reports that some developers in the Japanese gaming market have been emboldened by the dispute and are becoming more vocal about their own concerns, which […]

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Ridley Scott Comments on Epic Games’ Parody of His ‘1984’ Ad

Ridley Scott, director of the original “1984” Apple Macintosh advertisement, has commented on Epic Games’ recent parody of his ad, in an interview to IGN. When Epic Games launched its campaign against Apple over alleged anticompetitive App Store policies, it premiered a shot-for-shot remake of Apple’s famous “1984” Super Bowl commercial directed by Ridley Scott, […]

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Apple Terminates Epic Games’ Developer Account

Apple in mid-August said that it would terminate Epic Games’ developer account if the Fortnite app continued to break the App Store rules, and today, Apple followed through with that threat and removed Epic’s access to the Epic Games account. Fortnite has been unavailable for a few weeks, but other Epic Games titles like Battle […]

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Epic Games Sends Emails to Fortnite Players Blaming Apple for New Season’s Unavailability

Epic Games this evening sent out emails to Fortnite users on iPhone, iPad, and Mac to let them know that it will not be possible to play the newly released Marvel-themed season 4 content on their devices. In the email, Epic Games blames Apple’s App Store fees for the unavailability of new content, even though […]

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Fortnite for iOS and macOS Will No Longer Be Cross-Platform When New Season Launches

Epic Games tomorrow plans to launch a new season of Fortnite, which is where new content, skins, map updates, and objectives are introduced for players to keep the gameplay fresh and dynamic. This week’s season is Marvel themed. This morning, Epic Games confirmed that it has no plans to give in and remove the direct […]

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Epic Games Confirms New Fortnite Season Won’t Be Available on iOS or Mac

In an update to its FAQ today, spotted by The Verge, Epic Games has confirmed that the upcoming season of Fortnite will not be available to players on iPhone, iPad, or Mac due to the company’s legal battle with Apple. From the FAQ: Apple is blocking Fortnite updates and new installs on the App Store, […]

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Apple Ready to ‘Welcome Fortnite Back Onto iOS’ if Epic Removes Direct Purchase After Losing Restraining Order Ruling

Apple is preparing to terminate Epic Games’ developer account on August 28, and is not planning to approve updates for the Fortnite game amid the ongoing legal battle between the two companies. This is inconvenient for Epic Games because a new Fortnite season is starting on August 27, and iOS users will not be able […]

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Judge in Apple v. Epic Case ‘Inclined’ to Side With Apple on Fortnite and Epic on Unreal Engine

Apple last week sent a letter to Epic Games letting the company know that if it does not comply with the App Store rules and remove direct payment options from Fortnite, that all of Epic’s developer accounts and access to Apple development tools will be terminated on August 28. That would impact Fortnite, other Epic […]

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