“Fortnite” developer also sued EU authorities against Apple | Reuters

Epic Games, the developer of the popular game Fortnite, has also filed a lawsuit against EU antitrust authorities over Apple’s App Store payment system. The photo is the screen of Fort Knight. Taken in April last year (2021 Reuters / Brendan McDermid)

[Brussels, 17th Reuters]-Epic Games, the developer of the popular game “Fortnite,” which continues to fight in court over the payment system at Apple’s “App Store,” is an anti-trust authority of the European Union (EU). He also revealed that he had filed a lawsuit.

Apple warned in August last year that Epic’s proprietary billing system on Fortnite would remove Fortnite and suspend Epic’s developer account, alleging it violated the App Store terms. Epic has sued Apple for being anti-competitive, including the fact that Apple charges a 30% fee for some in-app purchases.

Epic’s founder and CEO, Tim Sweeney, points out that Apple’s dominance on the platform distorts a fair competitive environment. “Epic doesn’t ask any courts or regulators to change this 30% to another number, it just wants to regain competition in iOS (Apple’s mobile operating system). “.

Epic also criticized Apple for banning rivals from launching its own game subscription service on the platform.

Apple claims that its terms apply equally to all developers, and Epic violates them. “I’m looking forward to showing this to the European Commission,” he said, saying Epic’s actions were “daring.”

After confirming the complaint, the European Commission said, “We will evaluate it based on our procedure.”

Epic has also filed suit with British and Australian authorities.

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