The apple company responds to Epic Games with a document as a reply and aggravates the legal conflict between the two companies.
Apple has responded to Epic Games following the request of the latter to restore Fortnite: Battle Royale to the App Store while resolving the legal conflict that links both companies. The North American giant led by Tim Cook has presented a legal document in the Court of the Northern District of California where it accuses the person responsible for the video game of theft of commissions; they want compensation.
According to the information advanced by CNBC, this disagreement has a single denominator: money. Apple maintains that Epic Games only seeks to evade the payment of the commission that its partners must receive through the integrated purchases of the video game, money that Apple then offers to the developers of its platform, they say.
“The Epic lawsuit is nothing more than a disagreement based on money. Despite the fact that Epic knows itself as a modern corporate Robin Hood, the reality is that it is a multimillion dollar company that only wants to avoid paying for the enormous value it obtains through the App Store ”, it can be read in the note.
Fortnite app icon on an iPhone terminal | The Telegraph
Fortnite has lost 60% of players since its removal from the App Store
Since the dispute began this past August 13 – when Epic decided to include a payment method in Fortnite: Battle Royale to avoid sending a 30% commission to Apple or Google on each integrated purchase, which translates into a 20% discount for the user in each of these purchases—, the exchange of statements has been constant.
It will now be Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers, in charge of the case, who decides in favor of one of the two companies whenever this legal conflict comes to an end. What is already a reality is that the number of active players in Fortnite has plummeted in the last two weeks. Of the more than 350 million players counted since the last official data was provided, the video game has lost 116 million users, an amount that translates into million-dollar losses of money that, this time, neither Epic Games nor Apple take .
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