UK Court says Epic cannot continue UK action against Apple

Monday, 22. February 2021 19:15

Fortnite creator Epic Games lost on Monday its competitor fight against Apple after a UK antitrust tribunal ruled a case cannot be continued in the country. Last year, Apple and Google removed Fortnite from their app stores after Epic asked for the different payment options that would allow players to buy items directly from the company without using Google's or Apple's payment systems.

The ruling now said the United States would be a better territory to resolve the Apple case, but also added that Epic can move forward with parts of similar action against Google in the UK.

A spokesperson for Epic Games said: "We are pleased that the Court has granted Epic permission to pursue our case against Google in the UK. Epic will reconsider pursuing its case against Apple in the UK after the resolution of the US case."

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