Epic Games Prevented From Expanding Apple Legal Battle to UK

Epic Games will not be able to expand its ongoing Fortnite fight with Apple in the UK after a judge said the case could not continue in London, reports Bloomberg.

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In January, ‌Epic Games‌ submitted a complaint to the United Kingdom's Competition Appeal Tribunal in an effort to get the Fortnite app back on the App Store in the UK. ‌Epic Games‌ argued that Apple's decision to remove Fortnite was unlawful, and tried to convince the Appeal Tribunal that it was acting on behalf of consumers and developers in the UK impacted by "Apple and Google's misuse of market power."

The judge ruled that ‌Epic Games‌' case against Apple Inc. was better decided in the United States, but ‌Epic Games‌ is allowed to sue Apple (UK) Limited, a European arm of the company, and Google.

‌Epic Games‌ in a statement said that it will reconsider pursuing a case against Apple in the UK after the U.S. case is finished.

"We are pleased that the Court has granted Epic permission to pursue our case against Google in the U.K. Epic will reconsider pursuing its case against Apple in the U.K. after the resolution of the U.S. case. We note the Competition Appeal Tribunal's assessment that Apple and Google's anticompetitive app store policies are 'serious issues to be tried' under UK Competition law, and that it is 'well arguable' that their conduct has 'an immediate and substantial effect in the UK'. We are unwavering in our commitment to stopping Apple and Google's anti-competitive practices and will continue to fight for fairer app distribution globally."

Apple and ‌Epic Games‌ will continue their legal fight in the United States, with the two companies set to face off in court in July 2021.

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GizmoDVD Avatar
45 months ago



meanwhile apple doesn’t let you repair your own phone, doesn’t let you install any software you want, gives you no root access, disallows any kind of gaming competition like xCloud using stupid policies, dips their hand for 30% of profits in cases where they clearly do not deserve it


So don't buy an iPhone. I also can't make my PS5 make me a cup of coffee either but I'm not crying.

30% is standard and has been before iPhone was ever sold.
Score: 34 Votes (Like | Disagree)
hot-gril Avatar
45 months ago

“I can’t defend my favouritest corporation’s terrible business practices so I’m just gonna go around parroting at people that they should buy something else instead of accepting that no company is perfect”

hows your back doing? Can’t be that good for it being bent at 90 degrees for uncle apple full time can it
Nobody is saying Apple is perfect, just that they have the right to make their devices the way they want. You're complaining that they don't instead make them the way *you* want.
Score: 16 Votes (Like | Disagree)
raywkh14 Avatar
45 months ago

They’re both trash. Epic is known for having (minorly) disrupted the game storefront space with exclusivity agreements and other examples of similarly poor business.

meanwhile apple doesn’t let you repair your own phone, doesn’t let you install any software you want, gives you no root access, disallows any kind of gaming competition like xCloud using stupid policies, dips their hand for 30% of profits in cases where they clearly do not deserve it

they’re both total garbage in terms of business practices, don’t go all pearl clutching just because your whole house doesn’t run on their locked down ecosystem
Im allergic to cats, but I bought a cat, and I kept complaining, that Im allergic to cat.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
farewelwilliams Avatar
45 months ago
not like it would have amounted to much. app store has been more than fair. it's just epic being greedy. all that bull about doing it for indies went out the freaking window.
Score: 14 Votes (Like | Disagree)
madrigal77 Avatar
45 months ago

They’re both trash. Epic is known for having (minorly) disrupted the game storefront space with exclusivity agreements and other examples of similarly poor business.

meanwhile apple doesn’t let you repair your own phone, doesn’t let you install any software you want, gives you no root access, disallows any kind of gaming competition like xCloud using stupid policies, dips their hand for 30% of profits in cases where they clearly do not deserve it

they’re both total garbage in terms of business practices, don’t go all pearl clutching just because your whole house doesn’t run on their locked down ecosystem
Sounds like you want an Android phone. Good news, there’s tons of them!! Pick one and enjoy everything you’re wanting.
Score: 12 Votes (Like | Disagree)
GizmoDVD Avatar
45 months ago

Oh really? How about xCloud? How about root access? How about right to repair? Are we just ignoring parts of posts that are hard to jam into our narratives?iPhone
You are complaining of stuff that is already well known and has been for over a decade.

Is Apple Arcade on Xbox? No, WHY NOT?!?!?

Root access? Repair? 30%? Stop. This has never been a thing for iPhone so either deal with it or go buy an Android and stop posting.
Score: 11 Votes (Like | Disagree)