Apple continues to fuel flames against Epic Games, which removed the game from the App Store, claiming that Fortnite is scamming in-game payments. Apple, which submitted a new 37-page defense to the court, firmly stated that only the developer is responsible for the damage caused by the suspension of Fortnite in the App Store. While the matter at Epic Games and Apple continues, the water does not stop.
Epic Games notes that Fortnite has been removed from the App Store.
Critical claim for Epic Games and Apple case
The case between Apple and Epic Games is increasingly flaring. In a part of the 37-page defense provided by Apple, “This damage is not beyond repair, since the material damage claimed by Epic Games was entirely caused by them. Epic Games is a saboteur, not a victim. He neither needs nor has the right to the help he wants from this court and the case. ” sentences are included.
“Epic Games sacrifices its customers to benefit from the conflict.” Epic Games and Apple said they could end the conflict if Epic wanted to, but instead of asking for it, they decided to feed the fire.
In addition, Apple said that Epic uses this case as an advertising tool for Fornite, which has lost popularity. Interest in Fornit decreased from October 2019 to July 2020 by 70%. According to Apple, Epic Games wants to spark interest in Fortnite, keeping the brand in the headlines.
Although the Epic Games and Apple case has come here, lawyers state that they are willing to remove Fortnite’s hanger from the App Store as a result of the return of the payment system.
Apple also denies that Epic Games’ reputation has been damaged. According to Apple, all these transactions and cases were pre-planned by Epic. On this part of the defense, Apple said, “If Epic Games were sure that this dispute would damage their reputation, it would not have made such elaborate efforts to promote Fornite. It looks like Epic Games thinks its campaign here (like #freefortnite) will generate goodwill. ” gave place to his words.
The next stage of the trial will be held on September 28th.