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Fortnite Returns to iOS Devices in the European Union

Summary

In exciting news for Fortnite fans, the popular game is finally making its way back to all iOS devices. However, this comeback only applies to countries in the European Union, leaving other regions in uncertainty. Epic Games, the creator of […]

Fortnite se vraća na iOS uređaje u Evropskoj Uniji

In exciting news for Fortnite fans, the popular game is finally making its way back to all iOS devices. However, this comeback only applies to countries in the European Union, leaving other regions in uncertainty. Epic Games, the creator of Fortnite, has announced that the game will be available through a new version of the Epic Games Store on iOS. While the exact return date to the platform is yet to be announced, it is expected to happen sometime this year.

This scenario is made possible thanks to a new law in Europe called the Digital Markets Act. This law aims to prevent market monopolization by companies like Apple and Google, in order to provide consumers with more choices and support the business of independent development teams. With the wider implementation of such laws, it is expected that other companies will have the opportunity to open their own app stores.

This law bears similarities to potential laws that could be enacted in other countries, including the United States. Tim Sweeney, the CEO of Epic Games, supports the introduction of a similar law in the U.S., known as the Open App Markets Act.

Previously, in August 2020, Epic Games introduced a direct payment system in Fortnite on Apple devices to avoid the mandatory tax in the App Store imposed by Apple. In response, Apple removed Fortnite from its store, resulting in prolonged legal battles between the two companies. However, it now seems that the conflict is nearing an end, with the possibility of Fortnite’s return to the iOS platform.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):

1. When will Fortnite return to iOS devices in the European Union?
There is currently no exact date, but it is expected to happen sometime this year.

2. How will Fortnite be available on iOS?
Fortnite will be available through a new version of the Epic Games Store on iOS.

3. What are the updates regarding the Digital Markets Act?
The new law in Europe, known as the Digital Markets Act, aims to prevent market monopolization by companies like Apple and Google. This law provides consumers with more choices and supports the business of independent development teams.

4. Will other companies be able to open their own app stores?
With the wider implementation of the Digital Markets Act, it is expected that other companies will have the opportunity to open their own app stores.

5. Is there a similar law in other countries?
There are potential laws that could be enacted in other countries, including the United States. The CEO of Epic Games supports the introduction of a similar law in the U.S., known as the Open App Markets Act.

Key Terms:

– Fortnite: A popular game that is now available on iOS devices in the European Union through a new version of the Epic Games Store.
– Digital Markets Act: A law in Europe that prevents market monopolization by companies like Apple and Google and supports the business of independent development teams.
– Epic Games: The company that created the game Fortnite.
– App Store: An application store for iOS devices developed by Apple.
– Direct payment: A system introduced by Epic Games in Fortnite to avoid the mandatory tax in the App Store.

Related Links:

– epicgames.com
– apple.com
– Digital Markets Act
– Open App Markets Act