Apple Says Epic Wanted Special Deal For Fortnite, Epic Says Apple Is Misleading

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One of the latest developments in the ongoing Epic vs. Apple legal battle has turned the controversial antitrust lawsuit filed by Fortnite developer Epic Games into a public “he said, she said.” A recent legal filing from Apple reveals that Epic had originally reached out with a request to introduce features which would allow it, among other things, to circumvent Apple’s 30% fee on Fortnite microtransactions back in late-June. Despite Apple’s rejection of Epic’s request, Epic went ahead with its plan in August, which Apple characterizes in the legal filing as a “deliberate choice” Epic made to “cheat Apple.”The way Apple presents Epic’s request from June characterizes the studio as expecting special treatment for its IP before enacting a “calculated decision to breach” the App Store’s policies when not given its way. But Epic CEO Tim Sweeney has spoken up on social media about what he refers to as a “misleading” characterization of Epic’s original request.”Apple’s statement is misleading,” Sweeney stated in a tweet. “You can read my email in Apple’s filing, which is publicly available. I specifically said in Epic’s request to the Apple execs, ‘We hope that Apple will also make these options equally available to all iOS developers…'”Continue Reading at GameSpot

One of the latest developments in the ongoing Epic vs. Apple legal battle has turned the controversial antitrust lawsuit filed by Fortnite developer Epic Games into a public “he said, she said.” A recent legal filing from Apple reveals that Epic had originally reached out with a request to introduce features which would allow it, among other things, to circumvent Apple’s 30% fee on Fortnite microtransactions back in late-June. Despite Apple’s rejection of Epic’s request, Epic went ahead with its plan in August, which Apple characterizes in the legal filing as a “deliberate choice” Epic made to “cheat Apple.”

The way Apple presents Epic’s request from June characterizes the studio as expecting special treatment for its IP before enacting a “calculated decision to breach” the App Store’s policies when not given its way. But Epic CEO Tim Sweeney has spoken up on social media about what he refers to as a “misleading” characterization of Epic’s original request.

“Apple’s statement is misleading,” Sweeney stated in a tweet. “You can read my email in Apple’s filing, which is publicly available. I specifically said in Epic’s request to the Apple execs, ‘We hope that Apple will also make these options equally available to all iOS developers…'”

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