Epic Games Reportedly Awaiting Response From Apple to Finally Reinstate Fortnite on App Store

Published 09/17/2021, 2:45 PM EDT


Earlier this month, Epic had demanded that Apple restore their Fortnite developer account. The former was endeavoring to re-release Fortnite on iOS in South Korea. This came after the parliament had announced a bill that prevented powerful app store operators from needing software developers to utilize their payment systems. 

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Apple, in a statement, had said that they would only allow Epic to return to the App Store “if they agree to play by the same rules as everyone else.” Recently, a user asked Tim Sweeney if Apple had replied to his request, to which he said no. 

Epic to still get a response from Apple

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In one of his recent tweets, the CEO of Epic Games was explaining how iOS’s open nature would have radically changed everything. A Twitter user asked Tim whether he had any answers from Apple. To which, Epic’s owner simply replied by saying “not yet.” You can check out the tweet below.

Another user asked Tim what was stopping Apple from replying. Tim clarified by saying that Apple will need to make some significant decisions after the court’s order. The outcome of the much-anticipated Epic vs Apple court case came out last Friday. And the court had directed Apple to make some changes to iOS within 90 days.

Fortnite is one of the most popular games on both PC and mobile and its absence from the App Store is hurting both the players and the companies. But whether or not Apple will allow Epic is up to anyone’s guess.

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The court’s ruling clearly mentioned that Apple has a right to claim its in-app payment options. This was the chief most concern of Epic. But with the court ruling out Epic’s lawsuit, the company is now on the back foot.

However, Apple is also under pressure and has been loosening its stance. But whether or not it will be willing to forego a huge chunk of fees and commissions is a question worth pondering. Epic has already paid Apple $6,000,000 as directed by the court.

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What do you think Apple’s next move will be? Will we see Fortnite return to iOS? Let us know.

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Shubhendu Vatsa

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An eSports writer for EssentialySports, Shubhendu is a BTech IT graduate who was working with SecureKloud as a cloud engineer. Meanwhile, he was also writing feature articles for Sportskeeda. He loves to immerse himself in playing GTA and playing Call of Duty.

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