Epic Games, who developed the uber popular video game Fortnite, is suing Apple and Google after both companies pulled the game from their app stores yesterday. According to both tech giants, they pulled Fortnite because Epic Games "violated their guidelines" when they announced a work around for their in game currency instead of using Apple and Google's purchasing systems.
They released the following parody video, which parodies Apple's "1984" ad:
Here is the original Apple ad:
Epic Games has issued the following statement regarding Apple:
"Apple's removal of Fortnite is yet another example of Apple flexing its enormous power in order to impose unreasonable restraints and unlawfully maintain its 100% monopoly over the iOS in-app payment processing market."
They filed a complaint with US District Court for the Northern District of California.
Apple also issued a statement regarding Epic's App Store violation:
"Today, Epic Games took the unfortunate step of violating the App Store guidelines that are applied equally to every developer and designed to keep the store safe for our users... As a result their Fortnite app has been removed from the store."
Google also followed suit and released a statement:
"The open Android ecosystem lets developers distribute apps through multiple app stores. For game developers who choose to use the Play Store, we have consistent policies that are fair to developers and keep the store safe for users. While Fortnite remains available on Android, we can no longer make it available on Play because it violates our policies. However, we welcome the opportunity to continue our discussions with Epic and bring Fortnite back to Google Play."
So, Epic is also suing Google as well.