Epic games loses the Fortnite lawsuit against apple and needed to pay them $3.5m in compensation, but epic games have decided to reappeal the decision in the chance to win more rights for the developers.
The lawsuit has begun a year ago where tech giants have removed Fortnite from their ios app store, due to extra payment options which helps the developers to not give the 30% of the revenue to apple.
This case closed on September 10 where the judge announced that epic games has broken the contract with ios and has to pay the 30% of the revenue generated to apple which was around $3.5 million dollars.
the judge also issued a permanent injunction that imposes new restrictions on Apple’s App Store rules.
From 9 December all apps must allow developers to include alternative payment options.
But this is not enough for the epic games.
Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney said that this is not a win for the developers and consumers. we will keep fighting for our rights. Now they have re-appealed for the decision and backed up his words.
The official statement says: “Notice is hereby given that Epic Games, Inc appeals to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit from the final judgment entered on September 10, 2021, and all orders leading to or producing that judgment.”
However, it’s not clear why they have appealed may be the reason behind it could be an antitrust claim since the judge pointed out they didn’t focus on it much.
So the case is not resolved yet It’s a very tough fight between these two competitors where epic games claim that he is fighting this for all the digital platforms and for all developers.