Yesterday, there was an important development that closely concerns not only Epic Games, but all developers. Epic Games, won a valuable win over ‘alternative payment ways to be added to apps by developers’ in its antitrust lawsuit against Apple. The court ruled that Apple cannot ban alternative payment procedures from developers.
But this big decision has made Epic Games doesn’t seem very happy. In addition, the decisions taken in the case do not include a word on whether Fortnite, which started it all, will return to the App Store. Neither Epic nor Apple has now made a statement on this matter.
Apple can take things uphill:
With yesterday’s decision, Apple will no longer be able to prevent apps from offering third-party payment options. Developers will be able to add contacts and buttons to checkout pages and direct users out of the app. However, there are some uncertainties about a comprehensive in-app payment system and Apple can use this as leverage is being considered.
For example, after Fortnite’s return to the App Store, Apple has stopped users in the payment processes. by exiting the app every timeMay force you to visit Epic Games’ website. This is a bit far from the ‘fair competition’ Epic wants.
Apple recently stated that Epic is responsible for Fortnite’s absence from the App Store in response to another process for Fortnite’s return to the App Store in South Korea; Epic said that if they play the game like everyone else, they would be happy to add the game to the store again. Considering all these together, both companies are currently The big step to bring Fortnite back to the App Store It seems that this will not happen for a while because it is waiting from the other side.
While Epic Games continues to insist and sue on equal competition with Apple, Apple has also stubbornly persisted in adapting Epic to its own path. But ultimately Epic Games’ developer account The decision to re-approve and include the game in the system will be within the framework of the rules presented by Apple. When this will happen is a big mystery.