Apple’s Cut From Fortnite’s In-App Purchases Is Mind-Blowing
With the Apple VS Epic lawsuit going on, people are naturally taking sides. Some argue that Epic deserves it because they willfully violated the rules of the App Store that they were content to follow for years. Others argue that Apple’s 30% cut from app sales and in-app purchases is simply too much and that maybe a reckoning is due.
‘Fortnite’ Could Return To iOS Through GeForce Now This October
As it stands, Fortnite is not officially available through Apple’s App Store. The removal of the game was due to Epic violating Apple’s App Store rules, which later led to the lawsuit between Apple and Epic. What’s interesting about this lawsuit is that it looks like we might have an idea of when the game could return to iOS.
Confidential Emails Reveal That Walmart Was Working On A Cloud Gaming Service
During the lawsuit between Apple and Epic, confidential emails were revealed as part of an exhibit. What’s interesting is that based on these emails, it seems that several years ago, Walmart was actually developing its own cloud gaming service that they were pitching to companies such as Epic to try and get Fortnite as one of the available games.
Phil Schiller Once Suggested Apple Reduce Their App Store Fees
Apple’s current fee for its App Store is 30% of whatever the developers make from the sale of their apps or sales made through in-app purchases. This is an area of contention in the lawsuit against Epic, where Epic and other app developers and companies feel that the 30% that Apple takes is too much.
Apple And Epic Once Considered Creating A Fortnite Bundle
Chances are you’ve heard of the current legal battle between Apple and Epic. The narrative makes it seem like both companies are bitter enemies, but it seems that at one point in time, both companies were chummy enough where apparently they were going to work together to create a bundled subscription service.
Microsoft Follows In Epic’s Footsteps, Takes A Smaller Cut From Game Developers
Whether or not you think that the lawsuit in the Epic VS Apple battle is justified, it does bring to attention how much companies are taking from developers for games sold on their platforms, or from in-app purchases. The industry standard has been 70-30 for a while now, meaning that developers keep 70% of all proceeds, while 30% goes to the company that’s hosting their game, whether it be Steam, […]
Epic Won’t Be Bringing Fortnite Onto Microsoft’s xCloud Platform
Right now, Fortnite is available on a multitude of platforms including Microsoft’s Xbox platform, so you would think that it would also eventually be made available through Microsoft’s xCloud game streaming services. However, if you were hoping for that to happen as a way to play Fortnite on iOS devices, think again.
Epic Debuts Its MetaHuman Creator Tool That Lets You Create Realistic Faces In Your Browser
Back in the day of video game development or animation, if you wanted to create extremely realistic models, it was not an easy process. It still isn’t necessarily easy, but these days creation tools have come a long way in helping simplify that process, like Epic’s recently announced MetaHuman Creator tool.
Epic Continues To Troll Apple With ‘Free Fortnite’ Campaign
As many of you are probably aware by now, Apple and Epic are locked in a legal battle over Fortnite Battle Royale, where Epic seemingly does not want to pay Apple a cut for their in-app purchases. To that end, Epic has gone on to launch several campaigns targeting companies like Apple and Google.
Fortnite Gets A New Performance Mode On PCs
If there is a reason why Fortnite is as popular as it is, it is because the game is playable across multiple platforms. It also doesn’t have a particularly high set of system requirements which means that those on older PCs can play it as well, although not necessarily at the most ideal settings.
Epic Launches ‘Fortnite Crew’ Subscription Service
Earlier this month, it was rumored that Epic could be considering launching a subscription service for its Fortnite game. This subscription would grant players a steady stream of in-game cash as well as other perks. Turns out the rumors were right on the money as Epic has since announced the subscription service which they are calling Fortnite Crew.
Fortnite Could Be Getting A Subscription Service
For many years, developers have been adapting the free-to-play model in which the game costs nothing to download and to play, but gamers have the option of spending real-life money on things like costumes, skins, weapons, boosts, and so on, allowing developers to earn more money than they normally would.
Fortnite Will Be Coming Back On iOS, Kind Of
It wasn’t too long ago that Apple removed Fortnite from the App Store for violating the App Store’s terms of service. Both companies are now locked in a rather heated lawsuit and to be honest, we have no idea when it will come to an end, which means that for now, Fortnite won’t be playable through iOS devices.
Don’t Expect Fortnite Back In The App Store Until 2021 At The Earliest
As many of you have heard, Apple and Epic are in an epic (pun intended) legal battle over Fortnite Battle Royale. Epic had filed for a preliminary injunction against Apple’s removal of the app in the App Store, but it looks like Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers has denied their request for it.
Don’t Install iOS 14 If You Want To Keep Fortnite
As the legal battle between Apple and Epic continues, it seems that those of you who still have Fortnite installed on their iPhones or iPads might want to stay away from the iOS 14 update. This is according to a tweet by the Fortnite Status account who claims that updating to iOS 14 could result in the app being uninstalled.
Epic Gamers Can Still ‘Sign In With Apple’...For Now
Yesterday it appeared that Apple was planning to terminate the ability for Epic gamers to “Sign in with Apple”. This would have come into effect on the 11th of September, but it looks like Apple might have had a change of heart because the company has since delayed the termination of the feature.
‘Sign In With Apple’ No Longer Available For Epic Games Account
It seems that the legal battle between Apple and Epic just got a little more petty because according to a tweet by Epic, it seems that Apple has removed the ability for users to “Sign In With Apple” to their Epic Games accounts. This means that after the 11th of September, gamers will need to update their account email address and password to ensure that they won’t lose access to […]
Apple Is Now Suing Epic For Monetary Damages Over Fortnite
The legal battle between Apple and Epic is starting to grow a bit out of hand. Epic has recently filed a motion that could force Apple to allow Fortnite back into the App Store, and now according to a report from Reuters, it looks like Apple has turned the tables and is now countersuing Epic.
Epic Is Demanding Fortnite To Be Allowed Back Into Apple’s App Store
A couple of weeks ago, after a judge granted Apple a temporary relief and stated that they did not have to allow Fortnite back into the App Store, it appears that Epic isn’t too thrilled by that decision and have since filed a preliminary injunction in which they are seeking that the courts force Apple to allow Fortnite back into the App Store and to restore its developer account.
Apple Just Terminated Epic’s Developer Account
It looks like things between Apple and Epic have gotten worse as Apple has since officially terminated Epic’s developer account. What this means is that if you have downloaded any of Epic’s games in the past but have removed them from your iPhone or iPad, then you would be out of luck as you will now no longer be able to redownload them.