Once more Apple and Epic Games are in the news following the controversial week prior.
A controversial move by Epic Games to bypass Apple’s agreement caused a move by Apple to deny access to the development platform. The Unreal Engine for iOS devices are now at risk. Apple have now confirmed a request that threatens complete removal unless they cease and desist within 14 days.
A spokesperson has stated “The App Store is designed to be a safe and trusted place for users and […] all developers. Epic has been one of the most successful developers on the App Store, growing into a multi billion-dollar business that reaches millions of iOS customers around the world”.
Apple appear to be standing their ground against Epic and continued with the following. “The problem Epic has created for itself is one that can easily be remedied if they submit an update of their app that reverts it to comply with the guidelines they agreed to and which apply to all developers. We won’t make an exception for Epic because we don’t think it’s right to put their business interests ahead of the guidelines that protect our customers.”
So Epic Games have 14 days to decide on their next course of action. We wait with bated breath.