Epic is in a position of legal development with Apple, and in a statement noted by The Verge, it argues against the idea that Epic’s decision to exclude Apple from the payment process robs the iPhone’s legal stake.
This is the latest in a series of lawsuits and lawsuits arising from Epic Games’ calculated decision to include its own payment processing service in Fortnite this will allow Epic to circumvent the 30 percent revenue tax on the App Store.
Apple pulled quickly Fortnite from the App Store after the move, sparking a lawsuit by Epic Games, which, among other things, accused Apple of anti-competitive behavior by banning other companies from offering storefronts or payment processing services in iOS apps.
While Apple claims to be entitled to 30 percent of FortniteRevenue from iOS due to the agreement that Epic Games (and all developers) signed to launch a game in the App Store, Epic has repeatedly said in this latest request that Apple “has no rights to the fruits of Epic̵
““Simply put, Epic has not ‘stolen’ anything that belonged to Apple,” the statement said.
“Apple’s repeated allegations of theft boil down to the unusual claim that collecting Epic payments from Epic gamers to enjoy the work of Epic artists, designers and engineers is taking something that belongs to Apple. “, The document continues.