There is an epic battle of legal disputes going on between Epic Games and Apple. In recent days, this ongoing legal dispute has taken a lot of twists and turns. Apple made a recent court filing where the Cupertino tech giant affirms that Epic has deliberately created the current situation for the sake of publicity.
It seems the battle is no more ‘cold’ between these two industry giants. Apple’s 37-page court filing came as an answer to Epic Game’s request to reinstate Fortnite on the App Store.
After the ban of Fortnite in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, Epic Games has asked the court for permission to bring back the game on these platforms. They were clearly concerned about the gamers who were affected by it.
Apple stated that “Epic’s motion should be denied because it has not come close to meeting any of the four traditional equitable factors necessary to justify a preliminary injunction.”.
There will be a court hearing on 28th September 2020 where the court will finally make a decision on whether to bring back Fortnite on the App Store or not.
However, Apple, on the other hand, is sticking to its primary point that Epic Games was the one that violated the App Store policies. Apple claims that “to avoid paying Apple, Epic smuggled into Fortnite a ‘hotfix’ that bypassed the App Store’s payment functionality, in willful breach of its contractual promises that prohibit cheating the system.”.
Phillip Schiller, who recently turned “Apple Fellow” and is the former SVP of Worldwide Marketing stated that following the “hotflix” issue Epic Games CEO, Tim Sweeney declared war against Apple“on a multitude of fronts—creative, technical, business, and legal.”