The issue between Epic Games and Apple led to the start of the year-long court process. Microsoft announced the Microsoft Store commissions a few days before the hearing.
Apple, which is in dispute with Epic Games over in-app purchases, removed Fortnite from the App Store last year. The company, which also announced that it was discontilaining unreal engine support developed by Epic Games, has been criticized by many users.
Epic Games, which sued to resolve the dispute, left the first hearing with a result in its favor. After the initial hearing, Apple was forced to reopen its doors for the Unreal Engine gaming engine, one of Epic Games’ major sources of revenue.
Days before the new trial, Microsoft indirectly announced that it had chosen its side in the Epic Games-Apple battle. Arguing that developers should be cleared, the company made its first statement on the commission.
Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney has shared his criticism of the Microsoft Store and the Universal Windows Platform (UWP) in recent months. The company, which announced it was dropping Microsoft Store commissions, backed down after Sweeney’s criticism.