There was another exchange of documents between Epic and Apple. What new could you learn from them?
Epic responded to Apple’s allegations, while showing what they were. Hence we know that, according to Apple, Epic caused all this confusion mainly due to the waning popularity of Fortnite.
How was it rated? It turns out that due to the trends of Google, i.e. a generally available tool, which should not be the basis for such lawsuits.
Epic vs Apple continues
As you can see from the chart, Fortnite’s popularity has not changed much for a year, it has even increased. Looking only at the Epic production chart, you can come to the conclusion that it is actually not doing very well. When compared to League of Legends, you can see that this is a completely different level.
In any event, Epic responded to all the allegations by pointing out that some of them were half-truths or lies. For example, Epic introduced crossplay without Sony’s permission. The topic of popularity also appears in point 4:
As we read, the interest in Fortnite was to drop by 70% in 2020, but as we know today, such large percentages result from live events, which always perform much better than the rest of the period.
One thing is certain, so far we cannot count on any solution to this dispute. Apple hardware owners are stuck with patch 13.40 and this is what it will look like in the coming months.