Apple Vs Epic Court Case Moved To 2024

Apple Vs Epic Court Case Moved To 2024

The much-discussed dispute between iPhone developer Apple and Fortnite creator company Epic Games will now be settled at a later date.

This was decided by the federal court after Epic Games filed a similar lawsuit against Google, due to concerns over how the process will be carried out.

The trial was originally set to take place later this year (November 2022.)

Epic had filed a lawsuit against Apple alleging that they weren’t entitled to the 30 percent cut of the in-game purchases on Fortnite that were on the Apple Store. Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney attempted to bypass that percentage by adding an option in the game, with Apple removing Fortnite from their online store.

That resulted with the game developer taking Apple to court. Google had a similar policy for their App Store, which is featured on all android devices, which is how Epic got into a trial with them as well.

Epic’s case with Google was set for late 2024, which is what led the federal court to decide to move the date of the Apple trial as well.

Meanwhile, the Fortnite developer continues its advance within the gaming industry as they were recently valued at $42 billion, largely thanks to it’s latest funding round where they managed to raise the amount of $2.7 billion.

Among those who invested in the firm are the Sony Group, the Walt Disney Company, Chinese tech giants Tencent and Kirkbi.

Tim Sweeney, Epic Games CEO, said: “As we reimagine the future of entertainment and play, we need partners who share our vision. We have found this in our partnership with Sony and Kirkbi.”

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