In a surprising turn of events, Epic Games and Apple have reconciled in their court battle, raising hopes for the return of Fortnite on the App Store. After a grueling legal battle that lasted for months, the two companies have failed to secure any gains and the future of the popular battle royale title on iOS remained uncertain. However, the latest statement from Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney puts the future of Fortnite on iOS back into motion.
The dispute between Epic Games and Apple began in August 2020, when Epic Games implemented its own in-app payment system in Fortnite, bypassing Apple's App Store fees. Apple responded by removing Fortnite from the App Store and Epic Games filed a lawsuit against the tech giant, accusing it of anti-competitive behavior. The legal battle between the two companies went on for months, with no progress made on either side.
However, in a recent statement, Tim Sweeney expressed his willingness to work with Apple and put the dispute behind them. He has proposed that both companies come together and create a fair platform "where everyone plays by the same rules". He believes that the two companies can reach a mutual understanding which will benefit both Apple and Epic Games. Moreover, he suggested that if the two sides can come to an agreement, Fortnite could return to the App Store.
The statement from Tim Sweeney has given hope to Fortnite fans that the game might return to iOS, although it is still too soon to say for sure. The two companies have yet to reach a resolution, but this could potentially be a step toward a peaceful reconciliation.
The latest statement from Tim Sweeney has brought a glimmer of hope for the return of Fortnite to the App Store. The long legal battle between Epic Games and Apple has left both companies without any gains, but the executive's offer of reconciliation could lead to a positive outcome for the two sides. As of now, the future of Fortnite on iOS remains uncertain, but the recent statement could bring good news for the game's fans in the near future.