Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney sent a declaration of war to Apple CEO Tim Cook and other execs. “I’m writing to tell you that Epic will no longer adhere to Apple’s payment processing restrictions,” Sweeney said. “We choose to follow this path in the firm belief that history and law are on our side.”
few hours later Epic updated the wildly popular game “Fortnite” on Apple and Android smartphones that allowed players to bypass the companies’ digital payment systems rather than going through Apple and Google, payments went directly to the “Fortnite” studio, Epic Games.
In response, Apple and Google pulled “Fortnite” from their digital storefronts and cited the update as a terms-of-service violation — which caused Epic to sue both companies.