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Apple can permanently block Fortnite game: US judgeA US judge has ruled that Apple can keep blocking the popular game Fortnite permanently but restrained the Cupertino-based iPhone maker from retaliating against the open and real-time 3D creation..
Epic judge permanently restrains Apple from blocking Unreal Engine, but won’t force FortniteIllustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Fortnite won’t be coming back to the App Store any time soon. On Friday, Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers refused to grant Epic Games a preliminary injunction..
Microsoft hits out at Apple with its new Windows app store policiesImage by Alex Castro / The Verge Microsoft is making some firm commitments to the future of app stores on Windows today. The software giant has published 10 principles it’s adopting as promises to..
GMC’s all-electric Hummer will be the first car with software built using Epic’s Unreal EngineImage: Epic Games Fortnite creator Epic Games is partnering with carmakers, starting with General Motors, to use its Unreal Engine game development platform to build in-car software in what Epic is..
Epic’s decision to bypass Apple’s App Store policies were dishonest, says US judgePhoto by Amelia Holowaty Krales A US judge hearing arguments in Epic’s antitrust lawsuit against Apple has criticized the game developer’s decision to breach its contract with the iPhone maker..
Spotify, Match Group and Epic Games team up to challenge Apple's App Store rulesA group of Apple's critics - including Spotify, Match Group and 'Fortnite' creator Epic Games - have joined a nonprofit group that plans to advocate for legal and regulatory action to challenge the..
Spotify, Epic, Tile, Match, and more are rallying developers against Apple’s App Store policiesSeveral of Apple’s biggest critics — including Epic Games, Spotify, Basecamp, Match Group, Tile, Blix, and Deezer — have banded together to create the Coalition for App Fairness, a new group..
Epic will give you $10 in credit to play Rocket League for freeRocket League goes free to play today, and Epic will give you $10 to spend in the Epic Games Store if you redeem the free game there. You can nab the deal between now and October 23rd at 11AM ET. The..
Fortnite maker Epic invests in accessible game creation tool CoreEarlier this year, Manticore Games launched Core, a development tool that aimed to make game creation more accessible. Now, the company is getting an injection of $15 million, thanks to a funding round..
BTS is coming to FortnitePhoto by Cindy Ord/WireImage One of the biggest bands in the world is coming to one of the biggest games in the world. Today, Epic Games announced that K-pop group BTS will be debuting their next..
Epic says Apple ‘cherry picked’ info about Fortnite’s popularity in new filingIllustration by Alex Castro / The Verge In the ongoing Epic Games vs. Apple saga, Epic says in a new legal filing that Apple made incorrect statements in its own legal filing earlier this week,..
Trump administration reportedly questions Epic Games and Riot about Tencent tiesPhoto by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge The Trump administration is apparently investigating the data collection policies of American companies linked to Tencent, following sanctions on Tencent app WeChat..
Apple accuses Epic of ‘starting a fire and pouring gasoline on it’ in new Fortnite filingIllustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple has responded to Epic’s demands that the iPhone-maker restore Fortnite to the App Store in new legal filings, arguing that the company’s injuries..
Apple says its new Apple One services bundle isn’t unfair to SpotifyIllustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple, the world’s most valuable company, is currently under assault by Fortnite developer Epic Games in an incredible legal and cultural fight, but Epic..
You can play Rocket League for free starting on September 23rdWe already knew Rocket League was going free-to-play this summer, and today, the game’s developer, Psyonix, announced that the vehicular soccer game will go free-to-play on September 23rd. The..
Fortnite continues concert series with Anderson .PaakFortnite will hold its next in-game concert Saturday, September 19th, with Anderson .Paak set to perform, Epic Games announced today. The show is the latest in its Spotlight concert series. Epic..
You are not banned from FortniteFortnite is currently experiencing game-wide problems with logins, keeping some players from accessing their accounts. According to the game’s official status account, “Players who see a message..
You can now buy an X-Wing glider in FortniteImage: Epic Games You can now buy an X-Wing glider in Fortnite, Epic Games announced Monday. The new glider has become available the same day EA released a new animated short introducing the story..
Epic says ‘Sign In with Apple’ will keep working for Fortnite after allIllustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Just yesterday, Epic said that as soon as Friday, Apple would no longer let people use its single sign-on solution, “Sign In with Apple,” to access their..
Epic Games to stop “Sign-in with Apple” logging from September 11It has been a while since Apple and Epic Games have been exchanging blows. After the introduction of a different payment portal in Fortnite, Apple removed the game from its App Store. Additionally, it..
Nintendo and Epic are launching a Fortnite-themed SwitchAn official Fortnite-themed Nintendo Switch is launching next month. Announced last night, the limited-edition bundle comes pre-loaded with Epic’s battle royale, and features an exclusive design...
Epic Games accounts won’t be able to use Apple’s sign-in system as soon as September 11thIllustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple’s “Sign In with Apple” login system will no longer work with Epic Games accounts as soon as September 11th, Epic said today. The new restriction..
Apple will seek damages from Epic Games for breach of App Store contractIllustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple will seek damages against Epic Games for allegedly breaching its contract with the iOS App Store, in a new escalation of the two companies’ ongoing..
Ten Years Ago, Epic Helped To Legitimize iOS as a Gaming Platform With a Small DemoAn anonymous reader shares a report: On September 1st, 2010, Epic Games released its Citadel tech demo in the Apple App Store. It was a boring thing to actually play -- you simply walked around a..
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Epic is attempting to have Fortnite reinstated on the App StoreEpic Games will attempt to have Fortnite reinstated on the App Store by filling a preliminary injunction against Apple on September 28, 2020. ... ......
Read Epic’s new, full argument why a court should force Apple to reinstate FortniteIllustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Shortly before midnight on the Friday before Labor Day weekend — we’re curious about the timing — Epic Games pushed the button on its next legal action..
Fortnite is getting Nvidia RTX ray tracing support on PCImage: Epic Games Nvidia on Tuesday announced that Epic Games is bringing real-time ray tracing to the PC version of Fortnite. The announcement came as part of the company’s Ampere graphics card..
Why you can no longer install Fortnite on iOSPhoto by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge *Update September 1st, 10:43AM ET:* The following article has been updated following Apple’s termination of Epic Games’ developer account. That action made it..
Here’s how you can still download Fortnite on your iPhone, MacApple has removed Fortnite from its App Store completely due to the ongoing legal suit with Epic Games. This means that Apple device owners would not be able to access the game’s new Chapter 2 –..
Apple removes Fortnite developer Epic from App StoreThe move is the latest in a row between Apple and Fortnite creator Epic over in-app payments.
Hope you didn’t delete Fortnite or Infinity Blade because Apple just terminated Epic’s dev accountPhoto by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Apple has officially terminated the Epic Games account on the App Store on Friday, following its Fortnite dispute and ongoing legal battle with the game studio over..
Fortnite on iOS already feels empty and datedToday sees the launch of an exciting new season in Fortnite — but not for everyone. Because of the ongoing legal battle between developer Epic Games and Apple, the game’s latest season won’t be..
Fortnite splits into two different games tomorrow because of Epic and Apple’s fightIllustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Fortnite’s next season arrives tomorrow, but if you’re on iOS or macOS, you won’t be able to play it, Epic announced today. And we’re learning..
Why Epic can’t afford to lose the Unreal Engine in its legal fight with AppleA demo of Epic’s upcoming Unreal Engine 5 release, scheduled to come out next year and designed for not just game developers, but all kinds of industries needing real-rendering and computer graphics...
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Apple Can Block Fortnite but Not Epic Games’ Unreal Engine, Judge RulesA judge ruled in favor of Epic Games in its ongoing legal battle against Apple Aug. 24, and will block Apple from retaliating against Epic by removing its access to developer tools used to maintain the..
Apple and Epic have to win over more than just a judgeYesterday saw the first of what promises to be many, many hearings in the Apple vs Epic legal battle over Apple’s App Store policies and fees. That first hearing was preliminary to the preliminaries,..
Epic judge will protect Unreal Engine — but not FortniteIllustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Epic Games just won a temporary restraining order against Apple — at least in part. Effective immediately, Apple can’t retaliate against Epic Games by..
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Microsoft backs Fortnite maker in Apple vs Epic Games sagaTech giant Microsoft is backing Epic Games, the studio behind the highly popular ‘Fortnite,’ in its tussle with Apple. Epic Games, a famous game developer, is set to ask a federal court to force..
Microsoft says Forza is at risk from Apple’s Unreal Engine cutoffIllustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple is threatening an entire ecosystem of game developers in response to the Fortnite lawsuit, Epic alleged in a new filing on Sunday. The motion centers..
Read the emails between Epic and Apple that led to Fortnite’s App Store banIllustration by Alex Castro / The Verge It’s been just over a week since Fortnite developer Epic Games initiated an unprecedented antitrust legal fight with Apple over its App Store rules, and the..
Apple claims Epic asked for a ‘special deal’ for Fortnite paymentsIllustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Apple has responded to Epic Games’ antitrust lawsuit over its iOS App Store policies. The filing asks a court not to temporarily reverse an App Store ban..
Fortnite teases Marvel-themed season, but iPhone and iPad players could miss outIllustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Fortnite’s next season, which kicks off on August 27th, could be a full-season collaboration with Marvel, as suggested by a teaser released by Epic Games on..
Epic to host a #FreeFortnite tournament with anti-Apple prizesIllustration by Alex Castro / The Verge Fortnite-maker Epic Games and Apple are currently embroiled in a public battle over Apple’s App Store policies, and in the latest move in the dispute, Epic..
Fortnite can still be reinstalled on iOS, even after Apple removed itPhoto by Vjeran Pavic / The Verge Fortnite disappeared from the App Store last week as part of developer Epic Games’ big legal and regulatory showdown with Apple, but the battle royale hit is not..