Epic Loses Again Lawsuit Against Apple Over Fortnite – News

Epic Games has again failed to force Apple to return the popular Fortnite shooting game to the App Store. A federal judge in California dismissed the game developer’s claim, nor does it allow Epic to use its own payment system.

In August, Apple removed Fortnite from its App Store. That happened a few hours after Epic came up with a new payment system for mobile players. With that system, Epic tried to circumvent certain mandatory remittances to Apple. Epic filed a lawsuit against Apple for alleged abuse of power.

Second setback

It is the second setback for Epic in its legal battle against Apple, in which the game maker claims that Apple operates its App Store as an illegal monopoly because developers are not allowed to make their iPhone and iPad apps available through their own websites. Instead, Apple only allows downloads and payments through the App Store and charges 30 percent of the purchase price.

Both parties are expected to be in court on the matter again next year.

In August, Apple removed Fortnite from its App Store. That happened a few hours after Epic came up with a new payment system for mobile players. With that system, Epic tried to circumvent certain mandatory remittances to Apple. Epic filed a lawsuit against Apple for alleged abuse of power.It is Epic’s second setback in its legal battle against Apple, in which the game maker claims that Apple operates its App Store as an illegal monopoly because developers are not allowed to use their iPhone and iPad apps available through their own websites. Instead, Apple only allows downloads and payments through the App Store, charging 30 percent of the purchase price, and both parties are expected to be in court again next year on the matter.

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