Apple’s regulations, to which Epic has agreed, allow Apple to kick out games and programmers who try to circumvent the 30% rate of payments in Apple’s app by offering its own payment system. In court, Epic tried to portray Apple as a monopoly and Apple that Epic owed a debt of gratitude for the amount of time and money the apple company spent promoting Fortnite.
When developer Epic Games gave Fortnite players the opportunity to save a few dollars by making payments through their own platform instead of Apple’s, the game was immediately removed from the App Store. Apple’s regulations, to which Epic has agreed, allow the apple kick out games and programmers who try to get around the 30% rate of payments in Apple’s app by offering their own payment system.
In court, Epic tried to portray Apple as a monopoly and Apple that Epic owed a debt of gratitude for the amount of time and money the apple company spent promoting Fortnite. The end result is that while Fortnite isn’t available on the App Store, it can still be played on iOS thanks to Nvidia.
Nvidia announced on Thursday that GeForce NOW, the company’s cloud gaming system, will bring a touch version of Fortnite to iOS via Safari. Nvidia notes that while games in the GeForce NOW library are best experienced on mobile devices using a gamepad, it is working with Epic Games to develop a version of Fortnite because Working on the game to make it touch compatible will delay its release.”
Fortnite will soon make its return to iOS with Nvidia’s cloud gaming service
Mobile Fortnite players will be able to enter the Epic PC Store and find Fortnite in the iOS version of Ge Force NOW. While it’s not exactly as easy as playing Fortnite when it was available on the App Store, those who have only played on iOS will have the opportunity again.
Documents from the court battle between Epic and Apple claim that 116 million Fortnite players played on iOS and 73 million played on iOS alone. The number of daily active users on iOS was 2.5 million or 10% of the 25 million who played every day across all platforms. More in-app purchases were made on iOS than Android.
Despite this news that mobile Safari will allow Fortnite to have a BackDoor for the iOS platform, users prefer Apple and Epic to make peace so that the Fortnite iOS app can get back to what should matter most, gamers.