One of the most recent developments within the ongoing Epic vs. Apple authorized battle has turned the controversial antitrust lawsuit filed by Fortnite developer Epic Games right into a public “he said, she said.” A recent legal filing from Apple reveals that Epic had initially reached out with a request to introduce options which might enable it, amongst different issues, to avoid Apple’s 30% charge on Fortnite microtransactions again in late-June. Despite Apple’s rejection of Epic’s request, Epic went forward with its plan in August, which Apple characterizes within the authorized submitting as a “deliberate choice” Epic made to “cheat Apple.”
The manner Apple presents Epic’s request from June characterizes the studio as anticipating particular remedy for its IP earlier than enacting a “calculated decision to breach” the App Store’s insurance policies when not given its manner. But Epic CEO Tim Sweeney has spoken up on social media about what he refers to as a “misleading” characterization of Epic’s authentic request.
“Apple’s statement is misleading,” Sweeney said 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…'”