Epic has launched a new instant payment system through Fortnite, a blatant violation of its App Store policies Apple, which requires developers to use their own payment system, from where they can get 30% of each sale.
The Fortnite was removed from the App Store and Epic filed lawsuits against the company.
Apple removed Fortnite from the App Store and has informed Epic that on Friday, August 28 Apple will terminate all our developer accounts and cut Epic off from iOS and Mac development tools. We are asking the court to stop this retaliation. Details here: https://t.co/3br1EHmyd8
Now, the company reports that Apple prepares to terminate Epic's dev account, cutting the company off of developer tools for iOS and macOS. The account will be closed from August 28.
Epic, however, does not seem to intend to back down, as it reacts with ongoing lawsuits for monopoly practices.
If we do not fight for our rights where we stand, we'll eventually run out of places to retreat to, and by then we'll be too weak and divided to win. This is why developers need to fight the store monopolies HERE and NOW!
- Tim Sweeney (@TimSweeneyEpic) August 17
30% of it Apple in every sale of developers is one of the best known terms of its policy in the App Store. It prevents applications from being fully functional or makes them much more expensive.
For example, users cannot yet purchase a book for the Kindle application. Not only is Amazon not allowed to sell you a book in the app without giving it to Apple 30% off the price of the book, but you can not even buy it through a browser.