Users of Epic Games accounts will no longer be able to use the Apple ID when signing into games such as Fortnite and Gears of War.
Epic claims that this is because Apple has banned users using Apple ID with a “September 11, 2020 as soon as possible” ban to sign any Epic Games accounts.
Because of this restriction, Epic posted on its website that any Apple ID users would have to update their email address and password to ensure that they could still log in.
If Apple ID users are unable to update their accounts, Epic said that users will be able to contact the company to recover accounts manually.
Apple’s decision to ban Apple ID for Epic Games accounts is the latest in a back-and-forth between the two companies that Epic implemented an in-app payment system within Fortnite to pay a 30% commission fee for the marketplace . , Such as the App Store and Google Play Store.
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This led both Apple and Google to remove Fortnite from their respective marketplaces, stating that Epic breached their contractual obligations to remain in these app marketplaces.
Epic clapped back by filing a lawsuit against Apple and Google, accusing the tech giants of operating anti-competition and monopolistic practices due to their 30% commission fee structures.
“Apple has become what it once was raided against: the eunuch seeking to control the market, block competition and harsh innovation. Apple is bigger, more powerful, more entrenched, and more dangerous than a monopoly of torture. Almost At a market cap of $ 2. Trillion, Apple’s size and reach far exceed the monopoly of any technology in history, “Epic said in the original claim.
Since that lawsuit, Apple has terminated Epic’s app developer account and raised its own lawsuit against Epic, accusing the game developer of trying to pay anything for the price to be in the App Store.
“Epic’s demand for special treatment and cries of ‘vengeance’ cannot be reconciled with its major breach of contract and its own business practices, as it takes billions of dollars bundled by commissions on sales of game developers Charges consumers up to 99.99. V-Bucks’, “Apple stated in its counterclaim.
Meanwhile, Epic filed an injunction last Friday seeking to bring Fortnite back to the App Store.
The next hearing for the Apple-Epic Games legal spat is scheduled for later this month.