Apple Removes Epic Games Account From App Store

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Apple has removed the game developer Epic Games’ account for the video game Fortnite from its App Store. This was announced on Friday, August 28, by Bloomberg, citing a statement from the company.

Apple B noted that the court recommended Epic Games to comply with the App Store principles, but the game developer refused.

On August 14, it became known that Epic Games was suing Apple and Google after they removed Fortnite from the App Store and Google Play catalogs. The developer accused the companies of monopolizing the market, pointing out that this is a violation of antitrust laws.

Apple and Google explained the removal of the video game from their stores by saying that the updated version of Fortnite, released on August 13, violates their rules, as it allows players to purchase currency and make other purchases directly within the game, bypassing the built-in payment mechanisms of the application catalogs.

On August 18, it was reported that Apple intends to completely shut down Epic Games game developer accounts in the AppStore. Additionally, the developer will be denied access to iOS and Mac tools.

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