Microsoft Supports Epic in the Lawsuit Versus Apple Games

by in Fortnite | Aug, 25th 2020

Sunday was a huge day in the tale of Epic versus Apple. In particular, Microsoft filed a brief that supports Epic Games in their lawsuit versus Apple and the removal of Fortnite from the platform. This also came from Rod “Slasher” Breslau, Microsoft believes Apple is incorrect in their opposition to the Epic Games lawsuit. 

What lies at the heart of the matter? Unreal Engine. Like in virtually all mobile games, Unreal Engine is the key.

The Heart of the Matter

Epic’s Unreal Engine is used on an absolute ton of games as the game engine of choice. In particular, PUBG Mobile is one of the biggest examples. In China, it’s also used for the counterparts, Game for Peace and Peacekeeper Elite. Apple’s declaration to remove Unreal Engine from their platform damages more than Epic Games. 

Microsoft’s statement said this:

“Apple has alleged a breach of only one such agreement, and that agreement does not govern Epic’s access to developer tools for the Unreal Engine, the distribution of apps that are used for development purposes by Unreal Engine licensees or various other Epic Developer Program accounts,” writes Microsoft. “…Instead, the breadth of Apple’s retaliation is itself an unlawful effort to maintain its monopoly and chill any action by others who might dare oppose Apple.”


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