The dispute between Epic Games Y Apple wrote a new chapter in its history. Last Friday the apple company fulfilled its plans and finally deleted Epic Games developer account.
Apple had already warned that it planned to finalize this move, however, Epic tried unsuccessfully to prevent that from happening.
In practice, the elimination of the Epic Games developer account means that that company You will no longer be able to post new apps or updates to your existing titles on the App Store.
That is, while users who have Fortnite downloaded to their iPhones, they will be able to continue enjoying the game, they will not be able to receive updates and, if they delete it, they will not be able to download it again.
“We are disappointed that we had to cancel the Epic Games account in the App Store”Apple said in a statement (via Bloomberg). “We have worked with the Epic Games team for many years on their launches and launches. The court recommended that Epic abide by the App Store guidelines as their case progresses, guidelines they have followed for the past decade until they created this situation. Epic has refused. “
For his part, the CEO of Epic Games, Tim Sweeney, criticized the wording of Apple’s statement where the company stated that it regretted this situation and urged the company behind Fortnite to follow the rules of the App Store.
Apple’s statement is not straightforward. They chose to cancel the Epic account; they * didn’t * have to. Apple suggests that we spam the App Store review process. That is not like that. Epic shipped three Fortnite builds: two bug fix updates and the Season 4 update with this note. “ Sweeney pointed out.
Finally, despite the fact that Apple considered it, due to a court ruling, the apple company will not eliminate the secondary developer account of Epic Games that is associated with Unreal Engine.