Apple: Epic was after us even before the Fortnite brawl

The bitter feud between Epic Games and Apple continues in the US courts and now Apple has given its view on what it’s all about.

Using 500 pages of documents, it is shown how Epic Games has had plans to attack Apple and Google since 2008, a project that eventually became known as “Project Liberty”.

Two years ago, Epic Games hired a PR company that was tasked with painting a picture of Apple as “villains”. Then they secretly added alternative payment methods in Fortnite for iOS, which were activated using a “bug fix”. When Apple discovered the rule violation, they had no choice but to throw Fortnite out of the App Store, which happened in August 2020.

When Fortnite was removed from the App Store, the legal battle was described as “fun!” in an internal document from Epic Games, reports Macrumors.

According to Apple, Epic Games’ description of the App Store as a “monopoly” is directly incorrect, as it is possible to play Fortnite on a wide range of other devices. Limiting the “market” to only apps for iOS is doomed to fail.

If all goes according to plan, the trial will end at the end of May, but then new tours in higher instances are likely to take place. In other words, this is going to be a serial that lasts for years.