Epic Games seeks to restore Fortnite on iOS in South Korea

Mobile

A new GamesBeat event is around the corner! Learn more about what comes next. 


Epic Games has asked Apple to restore its Fortnite developer account and re-release its Fortnite game on iOS in South Korea following the adoption of a new law in that country.

Apple banned Fortnite after Epic Games tested Apple’s policies last summer by posting a version of Fortnite that linked to Epic’s own alternative payment system at lower prices than its version in the iOS store. Epic then sued Apple for antitrust violations. A verdict is pending in that case.

Meanwhile, South Korean legislators sought to rein in Apple and Google by requiring them to enable alternative payment systems to their built-in payment systems.

Both Google and Apple require in-app purchases to use only their payment systems, instead of outside payment processors. That enables them to take a 30% royalty on all sales. South Korea said that if tech companies fail to comply with the law, their fines could add up to 3% of South Korean revenue.

Webinar

Three top investment pros open up about what it takes to get your video game funded.


Watch On Demand

In a tweet, Epic said, “Epic has asked Apple to restore our Fortnite developer account. Epic intends to re-release Fortnite on iOS in Korea offering both Epic payment and Apple payment side-by-side in compliance with the new Korean law.”

And separately, Epic said it has decided to remove the Houseparty app from the app stores. From its launch through August 2021, we estimate that Houseparty reached approximately 102.6 million installs globally from across the App Store and Google Play, according to measurement firm Sensor Tower.

Epic said, “The team behind Houseparty is working on creating new ways to have meaningful and authentic social interactions at metaverse scale across the Epic Games family. Since joining Epic, the Houseparty team’s social vision and core technology have already contributed to new features used by hundreds of millions of people in Fortnite and by developers around the world. As a result, we can’t give the app or our community the attention that it deserves.”

GamesBeat

GamesBeat’s creed when covering the game industry is “where passion meets business.” What does this mean? We want to tell you how the news matters to you — not just as a decision-maker at a game studio, but also as a fan of games. Whether you read our articles, listen to our podcasts, or watch our videos, GamesBeat will help you learn about the industry and enjoy engaging with it.

How will you do that? Membership includes access to:

  • Newsletters, such as DeanBeat
  • The wonderful, educational, and fun speakers at our events
  • Networking opportunities
  • Special members-only interviews, chats, and “open office” events with GamesBeat staff
  • Chatting with community members, GamesBeat staff, and other guests in our Discord
  • And maybe even a fun prize or two
  • Introductions to like-minded parties

Become a member

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Dead Space Remake Gameplay Trailer Showcases a Talking Isaac Clark, Overhauled Visuals
OnePlus Nord Watch With AMOLED Display, 105 Sports Modes Launched in India: All Details
Samsung Electronics Targeting Mass Production of 2nm Chips by 2025, 1.4nm by 2027
iPhone Supplier Foxconn “Cautiously Optimistic” About Q4 Revenue Outlook
Get Samsung Crystal 4K UHD TV at a Starting Price of Rs. 28,990 With Innovative Features Like One Billion True Colors, HDR10+, and Dolby Digital Plus

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.