Fortnite, the popular video game that was banned on the iOS platform due to a prolonged legal battle between Epic and Apple, will finally make its comeback on Apple devices, but only in the countries of the European Union. This […]
Fortnite, the popular video game that was banned on the iOS platform due to a prolonged legal battle between Epic and Apple, will finally make its comeback on Apple devices, but only in the countries of the European Union. This exciting news comes as a result of the new Digital Markets Act, which aims to prevent market monopolization by companies such as Apple and Google.
In an official statement, Epic Games announced that Fortnite will be available for download through the new version of the Epic Games Store on iOS. While the exact release date is still unknown, it is expected to happen sometime this year.
This new law has far-reaching consequences as it will enable other companies to open their own app stores, thereby expanding consumer choice and allowing independent developers to compete with major tech players. Similar laws are being considered in other countries, including the United States, where discussions about the introduction of an Open App Markets Act are already underway.
Epic’s move is part of their ongoing legal battle with Apple. In August 2020, Epic introduced direct payments in Fortnite on Apple devices to bypass the commission that Apple charges through the App Store. Apple responded by removing Fortnite from its store, leading to legal proceedings between the two companies.
The return of Fortnite to the iOS platform in the European Union is undoubtedly a welcome development for players. However, it remains to be seen how the legal disputes between Epic and Apple will further unfold. In any case, this news represents an important step towards opening up the app market and providing users worldwide with more choices.