Judge says Apple can block Fortnite, but not Epic’s Unreal Engine or developer tools

Judge says Apple can block Fortnite, but not Epic’s Unreal Engine or developer tools
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A judge late Tuesday evening, through a temporary restraining order, denied Apple’s move to revoke Epic Games’ developer accounts. But, the judge also said Apple can continue to ban Fortnite from the App Store for breaking the store’s rules.

An Apple spokesperson was not immediately available to comment.

On Aug. 17, Apple threatened to cut off Epic Games’ developer accounts effective Aug. 28, which meant Epic would be unable to develop or sell any games through Apple’s App Store, not just Fortnite. That game broke Apple’s rules after Epic Games added a new in-app payment system that cut Apple out of revenue sharing.

Apple’s threat also meant Epic Games would be unable to develop for the Unreal Engine that Epic Games offers to other developers who build games on the platform. At…



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