Tomorrow, Apple will begin raising the prices of apps and in-app purchases across several regions and countries, and this will affect some cross-platform and mobile games' cash shops going forward.
Despite a recent judge's ruling, Epic Games' request to reinstate Fortnite to the Apple App Store was denied, and Apple may keep it gone for years.
Epic Games is appealing last week's ruling in its case against Apple, saying the decision that makes Apple have to allow third-party payment options for apps doesn't go far enough.
The Epic vs. Apple case now has a ruling (pending any possible appeal) and Apple must open up its model to allow for third-party in-app purchases.
The Apple-Epic Games lawsuit is still ongoing, and new court documents show where Epic makes its money for Fortnite. Surprisingly the lead platform isn't PC, but rather the PlayStation 4, according to a new deposition. For Apple, the most important thing to note is how small the cut is on iOS, as documents show it's one of the smallest earners for Epic.
In a tweet by the official Epic Games account on twitter, Apple has threatened, and plans to terminate all of Epic Games developer accounts in addition to cutting Epic Games off from iOS and Mac development tools. This feud originally started with Apple removing Fortnite from the Apple app store.
Yup, it happened. Epic Games have invoked "1984" - yes, that "1984" - in response to Apple blocking Fortnite from the App Store.