Earlier this month, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers passed an injunction stating Apple must allow other payment systems on the App Store in the Apple v. Epic trial. Despite this major blow, the judge sided with Apple in all other points and found Epic Games guilty of breaching its contract with the company. The judge left it up to Apple whether it wanted to reinstate Epic’s App Store account or not and let Fortnite back on the App Store.
Judge Yvonne Gonzalez-Rogers issued a permanent injunction against Apple in the ongoing Epic vs. Apple lawsuit. The conclusion of this long-drawn legal proceeding has dealt a major blow to Apple’s App Store model.
After Epic Games violated App Store policies by introducing a direct payment service in Fortnite, Apple had not only removed the game from its app distribution platform but it also warned the game developer that it will Terminate its App Store developer account by August 28th if the game developer doesn’t fix the violations.
Epic Games had filed for a temporary restraining order (TRO) against Apple to prevent the Cupertino-based tech giant from terminating the game maker’s developer account and reinstating Fortnite on the App Store for iOS. After the hearing in court about the motion of TRO, Judge Gonzalez Rogers had sided with Apple, putting Epic Games in a tricky position. But Apple is now ready to ‘Welcome Fortnite Back Onto iOS,’ according to the company’s latest statement.
As you might already know, Apple has removed Fortnite from the App Store for iOS as Epic Games introduced a direct payment service for in-app purchases in the game, violating App Store policies. In retaliation, Epic Games filed a lawsuit against Apple in California. The lawsuit was assigned to Judge Edward Chen of San Francisco Courthouse. However, a new report has just come in, revealing that the Epic v. Apple lawsuit has been reassigned to a new judge.
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After successfully launching Fortnite for Android via its own digital storefront, Epic Games has now announced plans of launching its own game store for PC and Mac. The Epic Games Store will be a digital storefront for games available on PC and Mac. Initially, it will launch with a “hand-curated set of games” before opening up to other games and even open platforms like Android throughout 2019.