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Epic Games is trying to get Fortnite back on UK phones

You must have forgotten this nonsense (Photo: Epic Games)

The two filings from Epic Games are aimed at overturning the removal of Fortnite from the Apple and Google stores, at least in the UK.

Since then Fortnite has been banned from Apple and Google’s respective digital storefronts. Epic Games has done everything it can to revoke the ban (except by following storefront rules).

The proceedings with Apple aren’t currently going to trial until July, but Epic aims to bring Fortnite back at least in the UK at the earliest.

To do this, they filed a complaint with both Apple and Google in the UK Court of Appeals for Competition, stating that they abused their position and engaged in anti-competitive practices.

Master Chief of Halo Fortnite

Console and PC versions continue to benefit from new updates (pic: Epic Games)

There are some differences between the two discussions, but Epic eventually asked for Fortnite’s removal from the store to be considered illegal, and Apple and Google returned Fortnite, giving users the option to pay directly. Demand to do (exactly that The game was banned in the first place).

In a statement to GamesIndustry.biz, Tera Randall, Vice President of Communications and Policy at Epic Games, said: “We believe this is an important debate on behalf of consumers and developers in the UK and around the world affected by Apple, and abuse of Google’s market power.

“Epic isn’t seeking damages from Apple or Google in the United Kingdom, Australia or the United States, it’s just seeking fair access and competition that benefits all consumers.”

Apple reiterated that it did not intend to withdraw in response to the new application.

“In a way the judge described it as deceptive and secretive, Epic enabled features in the app that weren’t reviewed or approved by Apple. It applies equally to all developers and protects them. Made with the clear intention of violating the App Store guidelines. Customers. Their reckless behavior created a customer pawn, and we look forward to revealing this to the British court. I am doing it.

Galactus fortnite artwork

Epic Games is not a weak person if it has the influence to acquire multiple Marvel characters in Fortnite (Photo: Epic Games)

So far, Epic seems to have done little to appeal to a US court. In September, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers seemed to support Apple and told Epic, “You weren’t frank.” You were told you couldn’t do that, and you did, “so when it makes that claim on January 21st it’s unlikely to get any better in the UK is.

Last year, Epic even pushed a hashtag and tried to rope the Fortnite player base. FreeFortnite has created a parody of Apple’s famous 1984 advertising, apparently intended to blame the company, and created all in-game events about it.

The move has been criticized for how it could exploit young Fortnite players, as children are unlikely to understand the full nature of the controversy.

The mobile version no longer receives updates, but Epic Games, if any, doesn’t seem to have had that serious financial impact.

Season 4 is entirely Marvel-focused, and Epic is clearly enough to bring more crossover characters in Season 5, including but not limited to The Mandalorian, Master Chief, and Predator, who will debut next week. I have money.

Earlier this month, the company announced that it intends to purchase the entire shopping center and make it a new headquarters.

Fortnite is available for PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X / S, and Nintendo Switch.

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