Fortnite Returns to iPhones and iPads After 3-Year Hiatus

 Fortnite Returns to iPhones and iPads After 3-Year Hiatus

Fortnite Returns to iPhones and iPads After 3-Year Hiatus

Unexpectedly, Epic Games has announced its victorious comeback to iPhones and iPads, reintroducing the much awaited Epic Games Store and the cherished Fortnite to the iOS ecosystem.

After a protracted three-year break brought on by a legal battle with tech giant Apple. The two gaming giants’ relationship may be warming up a bit with this reintegration.

The development follows Apple’s recent adoption of a new policy that complies with the Digital Markets Act and permits alternative apps in its App Stores.

Later this year, Epic Games intends to launch the Epic Store in Europe, with plans to eventually make it available on iOS and iPadOS throughout the world.

While Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has been a vocal critic of Apple’s policies. Even denouncing them as “hot garbage,” the strategic move to re-enter the iOS ecosystem suggests a pragmatic approach to navigating the evolving tech landscape.

Sweeney maintains that the legal battle with Apple will persist. Emphasizing the company’s commitment to challenging perceived violations of the law.

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Apple, in complying with the EU’s new rules aimed at curbing the power of Big Tech, has made concessions that open doors for alternative app stores on iPhones and iPads. However, Apple’s continued influence over third-party app stores may pose challenges for Epic’s re-entry into the iOS ecosystem.

One of the key points of contention is Apple’s policy requiring app users to pay a nominal fee for apps not downloaded from the App Store, a move criticized by Sweeney as imposing “junk fees.” Despite these hurdles, Epic Games Store will enable iPhone and iPad users to play Fortnite without relying on a cloud gaming service, providing a more seamless gaming experience.

As part of the Digital Markets Act compliance, Apple is now obligated to offer more choices for European users and implement safeguards against potential risks associated with new apps. Developers will benefit from new tools allowing them to distribute their apps through alternative stores and payment methods, with safety measures such as Notarization ensuring the legitimacy of apps before download.

Although Apple’s approach to app distribution has changed significantly. As a result of these changes, there are still some risks involved. Such as the potential for malicious or misleading apps. Apple is strengthening app information. And putting strong safety measures in place to allay users’ worries and give them more power to choose wisely before downloading.

Web Desk

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