Fortnite blacklisted by Apple until all legal remedies are exhausted

The war between Apple and Epic Games is still far from over, but every now and then more news about this matter is known.

Now the game developer’s CEO has announced that the game Fortnite, the main cause of this controversy, will remain on the apple company’s blacklist, until all legal proceedings are exhausted.


Fortnite on the list of black to Apple

While the problems are trying to be resolved in court, Apple and Epic Games continue on their way but with a hostile attitude towards each other.

In this sense, Tim Sweeney, CEO of the North American game creator, disclosed through his official Twitter account the information that the company had received the night before, by email, from Apple. And according to the details, the apple company will then blacklist the Fortnite game in its ecosystem until all legal remedies are exhausted. However, the executive recalls that this process may take up to 5 years.

In the letter sent by the Cupertino company we can read the following:

Dear Gary,

I’m responding to your recent request that Apple reinstate the Epic Developer Program account, which was terminated for cause last year. Epic committed an intentional breach of contract and breach of trust by concealing Apple’s code and making false statements and omissions.

In its ruling, the court recognized that “Apple had contractual rights to act as it did. [Epic] show that Epic Games awaited them.” ECF No. 812 at 178-79. The court further held that “Apple’s termination of the [Contrato de Licença do Programa de Developer] and related agreements between Epic Games and Apple were valid, legal, and enforceable.” Id. at 179.

Following that decision, Mr. Sweeney publicly said that Epic “[não mudaria [um sistema de pagamento alternativo] to get Fortnite back on iOS.” In light of this and other statements since the court’s decision, along with Epic’s past misconduct, Apple has exercised its discretion not to reset Epic’s developer program account At this time, Apple will not consider any further reinstatement claims until the district court’s judgment is final and unappealable.

Do you agree with this decision by Apple?


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