Hot on the heels of Apple banning Fortnite from the App Store, Epic Games has introduced that it’ll premiere a brand new quick movie inside the game known as Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite, in an apparent parody of Apple’s iconic 1984 commercial that launched the unique Macintosh computer.
The authentic commercial, directed by Ridley Scott, portrayed Apple (and the Macintosh) as a rebellious upstart, prepared to problem the established order with the tagline “you’ll see why 1984 received’t be like ‘1984,” — referencing the traditional dystopian novel by George Orwell the place the world is dominated by totalitarian super-states and freedom of thought is forbidden. Presumably, Epic’s new quick will reverse that place and painting Apple — and its App Store insurance policies — because the oppressive regime in want of a shock to its system.
Apple and Epic are presently clashing over Apple’s governance of its App Store — particularly, the 30 % price that Apple expenses for transactions inside apps and video games provided on iOS and iPad gadgets. Earlier as we speak, Epic sought to avoid that system by providing a direct fee choice in Fortnite by way of a backend replace (which was not permitted by Apple). In response, Apple banned Fortnite from the App Store, claiming Epic’s replace violates its insurance policies.
Epic’s quick is about to debut as we speak at 4PM ET inside the Party Royale mode in Fortnite.