Epic Games Files Restraining Order To Prevent Apple From Removing “Fortnite”

Fortnite developer Epic Games on Monday announced it’s seeking a temporary restraining order to prevent Apple from removing the game from its App Store following the studio’s move last Thursday to break the tech giant’s policy by allowing players to directly purchase items in-game and bypass a 30% cut taken by Apple.

If granted by a judge, the restraining order would legally stop Apple from “removing, de-listing, refusing to list or otherwise making unavailable the app ‘Fortnite,’ including any update thereof.”

Epic will lose access to Apple’s Developer Program by August 28th, the company said, if its app doesn’t comply with App Store guidelines. This would mean that all of Epic’s apps in the iOS App Store would be pulled from listing. Importantly, Epic says, getting booted from the program would also mean it can’t access certain Apple technology for developers.

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