Apple has removed the popular game Fortnite from its App Store after the developer behind the game, Epic Games, introduced its own payment system in the game.
According to the news agency Reuters, Apple has justified the decision that the company had not approved the game's new payment system.
The american media, The Verge writes that the payment system, as Fortnite introduced, gave the developer a way around paying Apple their 30%, you usually need, when you sell anything through an app in the App Store.
- today, Epic Games it unfortunate step that they have broken the guidelines for the App Store, which applies equally to all developers, and which is designed to be a safe place for our users, " said Apple to The Verge.
the Removal from the App Store has scored Epic Games to bring a case against Apple.
According to the AFP will Epic Games to have a federal court to look at whether Apple is using its monopoly position to outperform smaller companies. Epic Games hopes that they will be able to force Apple to change the decision to remove Fortnite from the App Store.
Apple has become what the company themselves used to fight against: the Monster that seeks to control the market block competition and prevent innovation.
- Apple is bigger, more powerful, more entrenched and more destructive than the former monopoly companies are there in the action from Epic Games.
Fortnite is a so-called battle royale-game in which all compete against all, until there is only one player left. As the game appeared in Apple's App Store in august 2018, it was downloaded more than 100 million times in the following five months.
Epic Games was recently estimated to be more than 100 billion kroner (17 billion dollar) worth.