Epic's preliminary order against Apple has been rejected, Fortnite remains banned

Cupertino, October 10, 2020

A judge in the epic fight against Epic v. Apple has rejected any hope that Fortnite will be allowed back in the App Store soon. As reported by Verge, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers today rejected Epic's preliminary injunction, which allegedly forced Apple to reinstate the game during the lawsuit.

In short, the Court finds that, on the basis of the case before it, Winter Factors object to the granting of a preliminary order based on Epic Games' claims in respect of Fortnite and other games and in favor of granting a preliminary order while Epic Affiliates developer tools, including in terms of Unreal Engine.

The most recent decision reflects a previous decision taken during a hearing for a temporary restraining order. Although Epic was rejected by its developer account request, the ruling does not apply to Epic and Unreal Engine affiliate accounts.

Therefore, APPLE AND ALL PERSONS IN ACTIVE CONCERT OR PARTICIPATION WITH APPLE, HAVE PRELIMINARY APPROVED to take adverse action against Epic affiliates with respect to the restriction, suspension or termination of Epic affiliates in the Apple Developer Program, based on the fact that Epic Games has enabled IAP processing directly into Fortnite by means other than the Apple IAP system or based on the steps that Epic Games has taken to do so. This preliminary order will remain in effect during the suspension of this litigation, unless Epic affiliates violate: (1) any of their governing agreements with Apple or (2) the App Store's operating guidelines. This preliminary order REPLACES the previous temporary restriction order.

Unless the two parties reach an agreement or a verdict is not reached, the ruling means that Fortnite and other Epic games will continue to be unavailable on the App Store during the trial. As previously reported, the trial is currently scheduled to begin on Monday, May 3, 2021.

Best selling & Top trending HomeKit product in our shop at this moment

HomeKit.Blog is in no way affiliated with or endorsed by Apple Inc. or Apple related subsidiaries.

All images, videos and logos are the copyright of the respective rights holders, and this website does not claim ownership or copyright of the aforementioned.

All information about products mentioned on this site has been collected in good faith. However, the information relating to them, may not be 100% accurate, as we only rely on the information we are able to gather from the companies themselves or the resellers who stock these products, and therefore cannot be held responsible for any inaccuracies arising from the aforementioned sources, or any subsequent changes that are made that we have not been made aware of.

HomeKit.Blog Is A Participant In The Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, An Affiliate Advertising Program Designed To Provide A Means For Sites To Earn Advertising Fees By Advertising And Linking To Amazon Store (Amazon.com, Or Endless.com, MYHABIT.com, SmallParts.com, Or AmazonWireless.com).

The opinions expressed on this website by our contributors do not necessarily represent the views of the website owners. 

Copyright © 2022 HomeKit Blog
. All rights reserved
United States