Epic Games’ Fortnite is an online video game that was released in 2017. Epic Games split their teams between Save the World and Battle Royale. To provide better assistance for both modes when Fortnite Battle Royale became a commercial success.
Over 10 million people had played the mode within two weeks of its release. And by June 2018, right after the Nintendo Switch’s release, it had surpassed 125 million players. Fortnite was also nominated for a number of awards and won a number of them. Fortnite was quite popular, so what happened to it all of a sudden? Players are surprised, particularly those who wanted to play the game but had not yet installed it.
Fortnite Banned From Apple App Store
Epic Games’ CEO, Tim Sweeney, announced on Wednesday. That Apple has suspended Fortnite from the App Store until its legal dispute with the game’s creator, Epic Games, is resolved, a process that may take years. Can you imagine years?
This implies that new players will not be able to download the popular game on their iPhone’s or other Apple devices. People who already have the game installed on their Apple products will be able to continue playing it, but no improvements will be accessible. “This Could Be As Long As A 5-Year Process,” it specifically says. Here’s the official tweet :
Late last night, Apple informed Epic that Fortnite will be blacklisted from the Apple ecosystem until the exhaustion of all court appeals, which could be as long as a 5-year process. pic.twitter.com/QCD7wogJef
— Tim Sweeney (@TimSweeneyEpic) September 22, 2021
Fortnite Was Removed Last Year As Well?
If you’re a Fortnite enthusiast, you’re probably aware of the issue that occurred last year. Apple pulled Fortnite from its stores last year after Epic Games allegedly violated the company’s in-app purchase policy. This, of course, alludes to the Fortnite Mega Drop event, which offered a discount on V-bucks, the game’s in-app money.
Since August of last year, when the game developer attempted to circumvent Apple’s 30% levy on select in-app purchases on the App Store by introducing its own in-app payment system, the two firms have been involved in a legal battle.
‘People Who Leaked Information Doesn’t Belong’
Tim Cook, Apple’s CEO, has been chastised after an email he wrote to staff warning them not to leak confidential information. Which was eventually itself leaked. Apple employees were instructed in the statement that the corporation would do “everything in power to identify those who leaked” details to publications. He went on to say that “people who leak confidential information do not belong” at Apple.
Apple Didn’t Make Any Statement Yet’
Sweeney’s letter was authenticated by Apple, but the company refuses to elaborate anything. Apple has not said whether it will attempt to have the restriction lifted depending on the results of its appeal.