Epic Games’ fight against Apple and Google dates back to the time Fortnite was launched. The creators of this game aimed at mobile platforms try at all costs to circumvent the payment rules that stores require.
Many actions have already been taken to prevent this alleged exploitation and now Apple has simply removed Fortnite from its app store. Everything will have started from a measure of Epic Games that once again intended to receive direct payments, which goes against the policies of the AppStore.
Epic Games once again challenged Apple and Google
This new case involving Epic Games and Fortnite started when the game's creator decided once again to try to circumvent the payments that must be made by the iOS and Android app stores. In other words, the company offered a 20% discount to those who directly bought the extras.
Thus, through this indirect form of payment, Epic Games was able to circumvent the 30% fees that Apple and Google charge for each purchase. Naturally, this practice goes against the established purchasing rules, and that Epic has been trying for years to make it disappear.
Fortnite was eventually removed from the App Store
To react to this attempt to circumvent its rules, Apple decided to take action and simply removed Fortnite from the App Store. Thus, it is now impossible to install or update this game, thus depriving users of its use.
If in the case of Android it can be bypassed, as it was until recently, in the case of iOS this does not happen. Only through the Apple app store is it possible to access this game, as well as all the new features that have been released.
Unlike Android, iOS updates are over
Epic Games has already responded and asks its users to express your displeasure on the situation, trying to get Apple to reverse the decision. These complaints are likely to have little impact and Fortnite should not return to the App Store until the change that caused the deletion has been removed.
This is just another measure applied in the middle of the war that Epic Games wages against Apple and Google. Already in court an action which tries to prevent these giants from charging their fees, but so far with little success.