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Apple removes Fortnite developer Epic Games from Its App Store

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Apple removes fortnite from app store

Apple has terminated Fortnite developer Epic Games’s account from App Store because of a legal battle over in-app payments on the Fortnite

Fortnite had already removed by Apple from the app store after the game offered a discount on its virtual currency for purchases made outside of the app, from which Apple receives a cut of 30%.

Epic Games says the fee is unfair. The company sued Apple earlier this year after it took down the hugely popular Fortnite from App Store.

“We are disappointed that we have had to terminate the Epic Games account on the App Store,” Apple said in a statement.

“We have worked with the team at Epic Games for many years on their launches and releases. The court recommended that Epic comply with the App Store guidelines while their case moves forward, guidelines they’ve followed for the past decade until they created this situation. Epic has refused,” the company added.

Apple has threatened to terminate ‘Epic Games’ account by August 28 which would cut the company off from macOS and IOS development tools.

The suspension means Epic can no longer make apps for the IOS and macOS

Epic was yet to comment on Apple’s decision as a US judge ruled this week that Apple cannot delete the developer account of Epic Games that supports open and real-time 3D creation platform Unreal Engine but can keep the Fortnite game away from App Store for its policies violation.

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