An event that shook the mobile gaming world last year removed Fortnite from the App Store. The reason for this removal is to use Epic Games’ own payment method within the app. choice was to offer. This situation, which could result in a serious financial loss for Apple, was brought to the judiciary and was talked about a lot. still ongoing in the case today critical a decision was announced.
Epic Games wins big in the lawsuit
App Store so far own payment method He had not fully prepared the ground for a policy of imposition. Throughout the litigation, which lasted more than a year, the needle constantly went back and forth between the two companies. Apple was found guilty in some respects, and Epic Games in others. However, with the decision in the case today, developers are free to offer their own payment methods.
With this historical case, a new one will be added to the policies of the App Store. From now on, developers will be able to offer users options to use their own payment methods in their apps. like this 30 percent commission In-game purchases with the disappearance of can get cheaper.
Until now, Apple has been very determined and compelling in the use of its own payment system. Already a giant production like Fortnite is available from the App Store. abrupt removalIt showed the seriousness of the situation. After the court’s decision, which broke Apple’s stance, a great decline was observed in Apple shares. With the decline, the company lost $84 billion from its market value.
What will happen next?
Court to Apple until December 9 gave time. Until this time, policies will be changed and developers will be able to integrate their own payment methods into the application. If policies are not changed, Apple will have to pay heavier penalties.
The Epic Games case has not yet come to an end. However, even this decision For the epic front a great victory. We wonder what kind of developments we will witness in the coming days.