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Apple terminates developer account of Epic Games, the creator of ‘Fortnite’


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In an absolute final-boss power move, Apple has terminated the developer account of Epic Games, the creator of the popular game Fortnite. This move prevents Epic Games from releasing Fortnite and a third-party app store in Europe, marking the latest contention in a years-long legal dispute between the two tech giants.

 

Epic Games has responded to this action by Apple, stating that the termination of the developer account is a “serious violation” of the European Union’s Digital Markets Act. This new law, which regulates large tech “gatekeeper” companies like Apple, took full effect on March 6. Epic Games alleges that this action by Apple shows a lack of intention to allow true competition on iOS devices.

 

The termination of Epic Games’ developer account means that the company will no longer be able to launch its Epic Games Store in the EU. This could potentially cancel Fortnite’s return to the iPhone. The gaming community is keenly watching these developments, as they could have significant implications for the future of gaming on iOS devices.

 

In conclusion, the termination of Epic Games’ developer account by Apple has stirred up the tech and gaming world. It raises questions about competition, control, and the future of gaming on iOS devices. What are your thoughts on this development? Do you think this move by Apple is justified, or does it stifle competition? Share your views in the comments below.

 

 

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