In response to Epic Games motion to force Fortnite back on the App Store, Apple says “Epic started a fire, and poured gasoline on it.”
On Friday, Epic Games filed a motion in an attempt to force Fortnite back on the App Store. Apple has now fired back with its own lawsuit.
The Epic Games vs Apple App Store row has now attracted scrutiny and the airing of complaints in Japan – the world epicentre of gaming.
German regulators are following Apple’s row with Fortnite-maker Epic Games “with great interest, according to the country’s antitrust chief.
Ridley Scott was left underwhelmed but Epic Games’ mocking use of his famous ‘1984’ Superbowl ad to attack Apple in the row over Fortnite.
Epic Games has continued its PR campaign against Apple, emailing Fortnite players blaming the company for updates no longer being available.
Charlotte Henry joins host Kelly Guimont to discuss how Apple’s legal dispute with Epic could have a ripple effect on other relationships.
Lawyer Richard Hoeg made a YouTube playlist that covers the Epic v. Apple case. Each video explains the case for viewers and offers his perspective on it. It’s a great playlist to check out for commentary, especially if you want something more than the boring legal PDFs I’ve been sharing at The Mac Observer.
Judge Rogers ruled that Apple can’t restrict Unreal Engine on its platforms, but doesn’t have to bring Fortnite back to the App Store.
In a legal filing on Friday, emails show that Epic Games’ CEO Tim Sweeney asked Apple for a “side letter” for special treatment.
The legal case known as Epic v. Apple has been reassigned to Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers who is already presiding over two Apple cases.
Epic Games has filed a restraining order against Apple after the latter warned that it would terminate Epic’s developer accounts.