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Epic Games v Apple's landmark case came to an decision earlier this month; the legal battle is far from over

You may have heard about the whole Epic Games versus Apple fiasco at this point. If not, you should consider flipping over that rock you've been living under

The case, predicated on Apple refusing Epic Games access to its own in-app payment processor, came to a close earlier this month

The result? A mixed-bag, but still a partial win for Epic Games. Despite having to pay nearly $4 million in restitution, Epic Games and other developers alike may now redirect customers from App Store apps to their own websites to pay for in-app transactions

Effectively eliminating the middleman, the new ruling adds pressure to app store giants to reduce fees and be more competitive over in-house alternatives

But it seems like Epic Games is not happy with this concession. Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games, took to Twitter to air his concerns

Sweeney contests Apple for not allowing a native third party payment processor and cites it as part of the reason Fortnite is not allowed back on the app store

The dispute over said competing in-app payment processors seems to be the main sticking point which holds Fortnite back from being relisted on the App Store

However, Apple reiterates that Fortnite may come back to the App Store if they follow "the same rules as everyone else," per legal documents. Under this statement, Apple would reinstate Fortnite to the App Store should Epic Games opt to use a website redirect for V-buck and other in app purchases

Epic Games can still fight the legal process via appeals without dragging one of its core userbases through the mud. At this point – why should Fortnite users support a cause that is more trivial than when #FreeFortnite first began?

I understand why Tim Sweeney and Epic Games are fighting the good fight. But this move is detrimental from the point of view of the player base

Do you think Epic Games should meet in the middle for the sake of its players? Let us know on Twitter

Author Bio

Michael Hindi

Michael “Hindog” Hindi is an active Fortnite player and journalist from San Diego, California. His involvement with competitive Fortnite dates back to Season 5 - both on the battle bus and with a pen & paper.


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