F.ortnite will not be returning to the iOS App Store anytime soon, according to a series of emails posted on Twitter Wednesday by Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney.
Epic’s iOS developer account was suspended as a result of the company’s deliberate violation of the App Store guidelines in August 2020. The whole situation prepared the ground for a court battle that continues to this day.
Emails released Wednesday indicate that various Epic Games apps are unlikely to return to the App Store in the foreseeable future.
“Apple has chosen not to restore the Epic developer program account at this time,” the email reads. “In addition, Apple will not consider any further reinstatement applications until the County Court’s judgment has become final and open to appeal.”