A California federal judge ruled in an injunction request on Friday that Apple may stop Epic Games’ Fortnite games from the App Store, but shouldn’t harm Epic’s developer tools business, including those used by hundreds of other video games Contains unreal engine software.
“The Court maintains its findings from the order of temporary ban and grants in part and denies in part Epic game ‘ Motion for a preliminary injunction, “District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ruled.
Epic games and Apple Were not immediately available for comment on the ruling.
Last month, Epic Games filed for an initial injunction that would overtake its game app Store The iPhone manufacturer restored its developer account after ending Epic Games’ account on the App Store.
Epic Apple sued in August, Claiming that the company has a 30 percent commission on something in-app purchases Coupled with Apple’s controls through its App Store, users who can download their iPhones may constitute antichromatic behavior. The lawsuit came after Epic popularized its payment system Fortnite Video game.
Apple has not allowed such alternative payment systems and removed Fortnite from the App Store and threatened to terminate Epic’s developer accounts, allowing Epic to sell software used to make games. Business will be impacted.
Epic stops Apple from taking both steps. The judge previously issued an emergency order that allowed Epic’s title to be pulled from Apple’s app store but prevented the iPhone maker from taking any action that would harm Epic’s developer tools.
“Epic Games has strong arguments about Apple’s exclusive distribution through the iOS App Store and the in-app purchase (” IAP “) system through which Apple takes 30 percent of certain IAP payments”, Judge Friday Said in the judgment.
However, it said that Epic Games did not adequately address Apple’s counter arguments. “The similarities addressed in the temporary restraining order are the same.”