Judge Blocks Apple From Terminating Epic Games Access To Development Tools For The Unreal Engine…. But Allows Apple To Terminate Access To Their Developer Account

In a ruling handed down late Monday, U.S. District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers granted in part and denied in part Epic Games request for a restraining order. The good news for Epic is that it won’t lose access to the tools required to maintain the Unreal Engine. That’s good because companies that use the Unreal Engine won’t be collateral damage in this fight. It also lets Apple off the hook for making a bit of an unforced error on this front. The bad news for Epic is that the judge will not prevent Apple from terminating the Epic Games developer account, which will prevent Fortnite from being updated until Epic complies with the ‌App Store‌ rules.

Of interest, the judge in this case said that the company did not demonstrate irreparable harm, adding that the situation appears to be of its own making. Which appears to be the case seeing as Epic appears to have engineered this whole situation to try and bully Apple.  

Now this isn’t over. There’s a hearing on a motion for preliminary injunction against Apple scheduled for late September. So this will continue in the next few weeks.

2 Responses to “Judge Blocks Apple From Terminating Epic Games Access To Development Tools For The Unreal Engine…. But Allows Apple To Terminate Access To Their Developer Account”

  1. […] off of losing in court to Apple earlier this week, Epic Games was given the choice by the judge overseeing the case to fix this situation by pulling […]

  2. […] is total Bullshit as evidenced by a judge saying that this situation was of Epic’s own making. As in Epic tried to get a special deal from Apple. When that didn’t work, they kicked off […]

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