Apple’s ‘Fortnite’ takedown will cause incalculable harm to users, says Epic

Epic has petitioned courts once more in its antitrust battle with Apple over the App Store, arguing “Fortnite” should be reinstated to the digital storefront and protected from further retaliation, with the game already seeing 60% of its iOS users departing since the store takedown.

The ongoing legal tussle between Apple and Epic Games over whether Apple should allow third-party payment processing and to grant Epic its own digital storefront has moved on to a new phase. Late on Friday, Epic’s latest filing with the US District Court for the Northern District of California, Oakland Division spells out its arguments against Apple’s activity, as well as formally filing a motion for an injunction limiting Apple’s actions against the company.Following the August 24 ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers denying Epic’s motion to force Apple into reinstating the game to the App Store, Epic’s latest attempt to get what it wants has resulted in another lengthy filing. Spread across 182 pages, the filing consists of a notice of motion, a motion for a preliminary injunction, and multiple documents Epic believes supports its cause.

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