Apple sues Epic Games and demands compensation for Fortnite

Apple sues Epic Games and demands compensation for Fortnite

Apple has filed a lawsuit in the United States with Epic Games, which demands Fortnite gaming, claims and other compensation. The “apple” also aims to prohibit Epic from using its payment system in the app.

Invoking lost profits due to the interruption of revenues generated via the App Store and other repairs, Apple counters Epic Games, which recently pursued the lawsuit accusing the American giant of a monopoly.

Apple strikes back at Epic Games

Today we asked the Court to stop Apple’s retaliation against Epic for daring to challenge its unlawful restrictions while our antitrust case proceeds. This is a necessary step to free consumers and developers from Apple’s costly, anti-competitive control.

– Epic Games Newsroom (@EpicNewsroom) September 5, 2020

According to Reuters, Apple’s stock comes in response to Epic Games’ position. The dispute has been going on since last August when the Fortnite manager launched her own in-app payment system.

The goal was to circumvent what they called Apple’s monopoly practice, charging a 30% commission on all payments and purchases within the App Store. The actions of both have intensified since then, with no end in sight.

Apple recently blocked Epic Games’ App Store account, effectively preventing it from distributing updates to its applications. In response, Epic sued Tim Cook’s company for allegedly violating competitive practices and legislation.

Apple is ready to bring Fortnite back to the App Store

Fun fact: Fortnite lost 60% of its active player base since it was removed from the App Store.116 million players of all 350 million Fortnite players are playing on iOS, so if all players were still active, Fortnite already lost ~ 70,000,000 players since it got removed.

– ShiinaBR – Fortnite Leaks (@ShiinaBR) September 7, 2020

As Epic Games remove the option of direct payments within the application and agree to its Terms and Conditions. As might be expected, Epic rejected this proposal that would replace the old status quo.

Meanwhile, the existing version of Fortnite continues to work on the iPhone and iPad, as does Epic’s payment system. As far as he is concerned, Apple was allowed to prevent the distribution of new Epic titles while the case is in court.

Now, by entering last Tuesday (8) with a claim for compensation and compensation for lost profits, Apple intensifies the legal dispute. The amount requested by the US giant has not been released, but comprises several factors.

In addition to the revenue it was deprived of, Apple is demanding reparations for the damage done to its reputation when millions of players were frustrated with their equipment. At stake is also the parody made by Epic to the Cupertino company.

Finally, Apple also wants the court to force Epic Games to deactivate its payment system within the Fortnite application on iOS and iPadOS devices.

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