Apple follows through on its threat to cancel Epic Games' developer account
Apple has stated that it is "disappointed" to have had to terminate the developer account it maintains for Epic Games. The dispute sparked by this group's institution of a direct payment system for its iOS or iPadOS apps has taken this turn following an email sent to users blaming the Cupertino giant for the effect it has had on the apps they own thus far.
Apple had not taken kindly to Epic's actions as they contravene its practice of taking 30% of the revenue from all developers who sell on this OEM's platform. Its latest form of retaliation means that the studio's apps are now no longer accessible on its mobile devices. The same apps still work on iPhones or iPads provided they had been downloaded prior to the termination, although they reportedly can no longer be updated.
In addition, players can now longer access in-app paid content within Epic's products. This is particularly bad news for fans of Fortnite, as its latest season now includes content based on the Marvel universe. Meanwhile, Apple has been spotted highlighting the game's biggest and closest rival, Tencent's PUBG, on its store.