Epic Games has asked Apple to reinstate its Fortnite developer account so it can launch the game in South Korea, after a law was passed in South Korea that could force Apple and Google to allow apps to use alternative payment systems.
Epic Games said in Tweet Via the official Fortnite account: Epic Games asked Apple to restore our Fortnite developer account.
She added, “Epic Games intends to re-release Fortnite on iOS in South Korea, offering both Epic Games Payments and Apple Payments side by side in compliance with the new Korean law.”
However, Apple maintains that it is under no obligation to allow Epic Games access to the App Store at all.
In turn, Apple said it will not allow Epic Games to return to the App Store until you agree to play under the same rules as everyone else.
An Apple spokesperson said: “As we’ve said all along, we welcome Epic Games back to the App Store if you agree to play under the same rules as everyone else. Epic Games has acknowledged a breach of contract, and to date, there is no legitimate basis for returning its developer account.
The South Korean legislation has not yet entered into force. But when that happens, according to Apple, it won’t have any impact on the company’s approval process for developer accounts.
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Apple will not return Fortnite to its store in Korea
Apple will not consider requesting Epic Games until you agree to comply with the App Store review guidelines.
Fortnite, one of the world’s most popular video games, has not been available on the App Store since August of last year.
Apple terminated the Epic Games developer account in response to the game update. Which evades the in-app payment requirements of the App Store in order to get around paying Apple’s 30 percent commission.
Epic Games filed a lawsuit against Apple and went to trial in May, and a verdict has yet to be issued.
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