Epic sued Apple, now Apple is suing Epic.
This case will not end in the near future. Epic has Fortnite blocked on Apple devices and is demanding a change of behavior towards apps and games in the App Store. It is, of course, about the commission that Apple charges itself for each single payment.
> Epic did a very good job, lowering the price of V-Bucks by 20%. Ultimately, the company would be a plus when it comes to iOS, because Apple’s commission is 30%.
Apple accuses Epic
Apple has taken its own lawsuit against Epic Games, accusing Fortnite developers of fraud and theft. What was Epic stolen? The studio was supposed to earn millions on the “surge” payments to your own in-game system.
Apple is seeking compensation for broken micropayment contracts and a refund of all funds Epic obtained by skipping Apple’s commission. In the lawsuit we find an interesting sentence regarding the whole situation:
Although Epic presents itself as a modern corporation like Robin Hood, it is actually a multi-billion dollar company that simply doesn’t want to pay anything for the huge profits it gets from the App Store. “
For now, this case leads to one big dispute, the effect of which is adding a free skin to Fortnite and blocking the possibility of downloading Season 4 Chapter 2 on iOS devices.
> Of course, it is about money, monopoly, freedom for applications etc. Fortnite players, however, are not very interested in it at this point. They just want to be able to play their favorite game, and one free skin won’t help much, since it can’t even be used in the new season.