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Today Epic Games has given a lot to talk about. After making some changes to the microtransaction system, the company came into conflict with Apple, as the new forms of payment violated the terms of the App Store, which caused Fortnite to be removed from the App Store and Epic Games to proceed accordingly. legal. Epic Games knew that all this would happen and had prepared a whole campaign for affected iOS users to raise their voices and to help them, Epic Games released an interesting short with which they attack the Apple system, just as this one ever did. last company against Microsoft.
A few minutes ago, the developer summoned Fortnite players in the Free Party mode to project the short Nineteen Eighty-Fortnite, a commercial in which a mysterious corporation (represented by a rotten apple) seems to brainwash several viewers who act as slaves of the system. However, there is a Fortnite character who apparently seeks to flee from this authoritarian regime and throws the pickaxe among the crowd that impacts on the screen, hoping to end this monopoly.
In case you missed it: Gabe Newell, the founder of Valve, has strongly criticized Apple’s restrictive policies.
The short refers to Apple’s anti-consumer practices that various developers have previously denounced. The problem became more apparent now that Epic Games officially declared war on Apple.
“Epic Games has challenged the monopoly of the App Store. In retaliation, Apple is blocking Fortnite on 1 billion devices. Join the fight to prevent 2020 from becoming ‘1984’, ”Epic Games attacked at the end of the video, calling on users to echo the hashtag #FreeFortnite.
Epic Games’ campaign against Apple is somewhat familiar
In case you don’t know, this short is a replica of the Apple commercial with which in 1984 he criticized Microsoft and called on consumers to leave this system and move to Apple’s, with the Apple Macintosh computer, which would bring news and break paradigms in a business owned by Microsoft. As you can see, it was a strong Apple marketing campaign against Microsoft, as they used to be done in ages past.
Epic Games started the day with the great news that players could make their payments directly from the game, without the transactions being charged commissions by the stores in which it is available, which it did at the same time that Epic Games will permanently lower prices in favor of the user. However, this did not sit well with Apple, violating its terms and causing the game to be removed from the store and no longer supported.
This means that Epic Games will no longer be able to update the game for iOS users so it will no longer be possible to receive new content, such as future seasons, on Apple devices.
What do you think of this move against Epic Games? Are you in favor of Epic Games or Apple? Do you think Apple’s commissions are too high? Tell us in the comments.
So far it is uncertain how Epic games and Apple will solve this problem, but you should know that Epic Games will take the conflict to the legal sphere, while iOS players will no longer be able to install the game or subsequent updates on Apple devices.
Fortnite is available on consoles, PC, and mobile devices, but is no longer supported on iOS. You can find out more about him if you check this page.
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