Apple Threatens To Kill Epic Games Access To Developer Accounts….. Epic Games Goes To Court To Stop That

Well, this escalated quickly.

Epic Games via a tweet dropped this news:

The tweet links to a court filing [Warning: PDF] which asks a Northern California court to stop Apple from removing Epic’s ‌App Store‌ access. That would include app development tools including the tools that Epic uses to work on their Unreal Engine that allows others to create games. That would seriously screw over Epic Games. Perhaps even cripple or kill them. Epic is asking the court to prevent Apple from taking “any adverse action” against it, including restricting, suspending, or terminating Epic’s access to the Apple Developer program. Epic also asks that the court restrain Apple from removing, de-listing, refusing to list, or otherwise making the Fortnite app unavailable, or modifying the Fortnite code.

Apparently Apple sees a number of violations of Apple Developer Program. And all they have to do to get it back is follow Apple’s ‌App Store‌ guidelines. And they have until August 28 to dance to Apple’s tune. Which I can’t see Epic doing.

Get your popcorn ready. Things are about to get really interesting .

One Response to “Apple Threatens To Kill Epic Games Access To Developer Accounts….. Epic Games Goes To Court To Stop That”

  1. […] battle between Epic Games and Apple has been interesting to watch. However, yesterday’s move by Apple to cut Epic off from using Apple’s developer tools is a major mistake by Apple. One that will bite Apple in the rear […]

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