from Dominik Zwingmann
Apple pulled through the announced and canceled the Epic Games developer account in the App Store on Friday. This means that the company no longer has the opportunity to publish new apps and programs for iOS and Mac. The only exception is the Unreal Engine, which was recently protected by a court. So far, it doesn't look like the two companies will come to an agreement.

New developments in the dispute between Apple and Epic Games. As announced, the iPhone company closed the Epic Games developer account in the App Store on Friday. This means that the Fortnite makers can now no longer publish any updates or new games for iOS or Mac. Just last week, Epic Games wanted to stop this plan with an injunction, but Apple was able to prevail in court. According to the judge, Epic Games is to some extent itself to blame after the company knowingly violated the guidelines of the App Store. The situation is currently different with the Unreal Engine.

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Here the court has initially decided that Apple may not make any changes to the use of the Unreal Engine. Developer studios from all over the world can continue to use the graphics engine from Epic Games for their software. In the last few days, Microsoft, among others, has stood by Epic Games' side and campaigned for the Unreal Engine for iOS and Mac to be preserved.

IOS players have to do without the new update for Fortnite for the time being. In addition, the title can still no longer be downloaded from the App Store. Apple has already announced that the game may be offered again as soon as Epic Games removes the direct payment method for V-Bucks in the game. We will keep you up to date with any new information about the dispute.


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The dispute between Epic Games and Apple goes into the next round. Now Microsoft is also on the side of Epic Games. The legal battle between Apple and Epic Games continues.

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Source: Reuters

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