Epic Games asks Apple to allow Fortnite re-release in South Korea after new law is passed



Creator “Fortnite” Epic games asked the iPhone maker Apple to restore his Fortnite developer account and intends to re-release the popular iOS game in South Korea, offering both Epic and Apple payment side by side, he said in a tweet.

“Epic intends to re-release Fortnite on iOS in Korea, offering both Epic payment and Apple payment in accordance with the new Korean law,” he said.

Legal experts and developers around the world are awaiting a ruling in an antitrust case that Epic has filed against Apple in a U.S. court.

Epic filed the case last year after implementing its own integrated payment system in “Fortnite” to avoid Apple’s commissions. Apple told Epic that the move broke its rules and banned the game from the App Store.

Last week, the South Korean parliament approved a bill that would ban major app store operators, including Apple, from forcing software developers to use their payment systems, preventing them from charging commissions on in-app purchases.

Two days later, Apple said it would let some apps like Netflix provide links to their websites for user payments.

Apple did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Thursday.




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