Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games Retweeted A post by Dean Takahashi, which had a comprehensive summary of everything going on with the lawsuit.
Dean has written a brilliant, very readable overview of the Epic-Apple controversy, the relevant antitrust law, and is really at stake for all gamers and game makers. https://t.co/IpBz0uXVNG
– Tim Sweeney (@TimSweeneyEpic) September 11, 2020
The article includes a briefing on the topic “Apple v. Epic – Antitrust Arguments and Interesting Facts.” same The problem with Google has now taken a backseat.
Everything started back on August 13 when Epic decided to add another mode of payment. Fortnite was eventually banned on iOS due to their move to add a discount policy and direct payment mechanism. Although this was considered a drastic step, some variables need to be addressed.
Apple VS Epic, where is it going?
Apple’s statement is misleading. You can read my email in Apple’s filing, which is publicly available. I specifically asked Apple to execute at Epic’s request, “We hope Apple will make these options equally available to all iOS developers as well …” https://t.co/yRio08fPSy pic.twitter.com/HsqjApFQeo
– Tim Sweeney (@TimSweeneyEpic) August 21, 2020
On one hand, the case showed a violation of the Terms of Service. Tim Sweeney has vocally argued that 3The 0% commission is unfair to every game’s transaction majors and Epic should be able to sell in-app goods directly to players at low prices.
Epic came out swinging, filing a lawsuit against both Apple and Google. His marketing campaign also added a parody version mocking Apple’s stance. After #FreeFortnite went viral on social media, Epic announced a tournament to offer free skins that looked like rotten apples.
The community was wondering what is at stake for these two companies. VentureBeat reported, “Epic Games has not asked the court for any damages. It is merely requesting that Apple be banned from penalizing Epic Games for their actions related to direct payments at Fortnite. Apple asked for the compensation received as a result of the conduct in violation of Apple’s compensation for compensation, punitive damages, attorney’s fees and interest, as well as all proceeds, benefits, indemnities, benefits, and other alleged ill-gotten gains is. terms of Service.”
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Conclusion on Fortnite returned to iOS
Epic and Apple have justified their actions as well as their arguments. Epic Games has a strong claim against Apple’s demonetisation here. Apple reacted with little humor on its behalf, especially with opposing assertions.
The case has confused the community for some time. Many fans think that players are suffering from it. Legal battles between these technical groups may take several years to resolve. In the meantime, it is best for players to find alternative means of playing Fortnite.