Apple has filed a countersuit against the developers of the Fortnite Game, Epic Games, as the battle between the tech giant and Epic Games continues. The tech giant has asked the developer of Fortnite for the damages over the breach of the developer contract. In the latest court filing, the tech giant has stated that Epic is not that what it claims to be. Epic says that it is the modern corporate Robin Hood, and it is not. As reported by CNBC, the tech giant has issued the following statement as a part of the latest legal filing against Epic games, seeking compensation from the developers of Fortnite game over the breach of its contract.
This move from the tech giant intensifies the ongoing battle between them. This is the statement that was issued by Apple against Epic Games.
″the lawsuit of Epic is nothing more than a fundamental disagreement over money,” Apple said in a filing with the District Court of the Northern District of California. “Although the Fortnite game developer, Epic, portrays itself as a modern corporate Robin Hood, but it is a multi-billion dollar enterprise, in reality, that simply wants to pay nothing for the tremendous value it derives from the App Store.”
What does the Apple New Lawsuit States
However, it is still not made clear that how much amount of money, the tech giant is seeking from the game developer over breaching their contract. However, it feels like it is not a considerable sum that is to be recovered, as it appears that the tech giant is trying to get that money back which is lost during the few hours that the developer snuck its own payment method into the Fortnite on iOs before even being pulled.
In another part of the countersuit, the tech giant is asking the court for a permanent injunction to ban the direct payment option of Epic. Also, in the new court filing, the tech giant has described the actions of the developer as a sneak assault.
“Unbeknownst to Apple, the Fortnite game developer, Epic had been busy in listing a legion of publicists, lawyers, and technicians to orchestrate a sneak assault on the App Store. Shortly after 2:00 a.m. on August 13, this year, the morning on which the developer would activate its hidden commission-theft functionality, Mr Sweeney again emailed Apple executives, declaring that “Epic will no longer adhere to Apple’s payment processing restrictions.”