Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney is playing Fornite for real and will not stop the legal battle against Apple until it is won. Sweeney plans to take the case to the United States Supreme Court if necessary. “Every politician should be afraid of the power Apple has,” he said.
Apple and Epic Games have been at odds for months. A judge previously ruled in their case, with Apple triumphantly declaring itself the winner. However, both companies have appealed. And that’s because the Fortnite maker failed to follow App Store guidelines.
Epic Games plays Fortnite in real life
In an interview with The Verge, Sweeney let it be known that he will take the case to the Supreme Court and will do everything he can to win it. He also reveals that he is considering a settlement, but only if Apple meets his demands. Every developer should be given plenty of space within the App Store, according to the Fortnite creator.
Apple CEO Tim Cook (Image: AFP / Mandel Ngan)
That means consumers should simply be able to download apps in other ways, such as directly from a developer. In addition, alternative payment methods should be allowed. Moreover, Apple should not earn anything from it; therefore, all commissions should also simply disappear according to Epic Games.
Moving more towards macOS
Moreover, the Fortnite creator believes iOS should move more toward macOS. “And we will continue to fight until we get what we are asking for now,” he said. The Epic Games top executive also went on to discuss Apple’s influence over others’ apps. For example, it hung in the air for a while that Twitter would disappear from the App Store.
“I think it’s incredibly dangerous that we let a powerful company determine who gets to say what,” Sweeney began his argument. “Apple could just dictate that social media apps can’t show opinions of Democrats. That’s why every politician should fear the power Apple is throwing at them.”
Also, be sure to read the full interview for complete quotes.