Fortnite will not be returning to the iOS App Store any time soon, according to a series of emails published on Twitter on Wednesday by Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney.
Epic’s iOS developer account had been suspended as a result of company’s intentional violations of the App Store guidelines in August 2020, which set the stage for the companies’ court battle. But in the wake of the ruling earlier this month, the state of Epic’s iOS apps — particularly Fortnite — has been unclear.
But the newly published emails indicate Epic is unlikely to return to the store for the immediate future. One letter published by Sweeney — dated September 21st and sent by lawyers representing Apple — informs the company that Apple will not reinstate Epic’s developer account until the appeals have been resolved, a process that could take years.
“Apple has exercised ...
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