The dispute between Epic Games and Apple could affect Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, according to the judge of the case


The dispute between Epic Games and Apple could affect Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, according to the judge of the case

Furthermore, the magistrate denied Epic Games’ request that Fortnite return to the App Store.


One of the stories of the year is being the dispute between Epic Games and Apple . As you probably already know, the creators of Gears of War decided to skip the 30% rate that Apple imposes on transactions made in the App Store by introducing an alternative method of payment in Fortnite . This has ended the game outside the Apple store , with an intense legal battle that goes on for a long time.

It is clear that when two such giants come into dispute, the implications may

The dispute between Epic Games and Apple could affect Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, according to the judge of the case

In fact, the case is raising doubts among the magistrates, insofar as the fault that Apple may have. The judge reflected in the documents on Friday that Apple’s practices do not differ so much from those we see on consoles. “Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft operate ‘walled gardens’ or closed platform models similar to Apple’s, so the hardware, operating system and digital market are exclusive to the owner of the platform,” he said.

As Video Games Chronicle recalls, Epic Games argued that the 30% fee on consoles is justified

The dispute between Epic Games and Apple could affect Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo, according to the judge of the case

“Epic Games claims that the iOS platform is different from other gaming devices. It argues that consoles and computers require separate electrical outlets and screens and therefore lack the ability to play on mobile devices,” which would require another type hardware. But, as the judge pointed out in this case, laptops or the Nintendo Switch break that argument.

Finally, it is important to note that the judge denied on Friday the request made by Epic Games for Fortnite to return to the App Store . We will see what this dispute remains and how it can affect the world of video games in general. The issue does not stop generating new information almost every week and the battle is in a