Epic vs. Apple Suffers UK Setback

Epic Games received a setback today in its legal battle against Apple over App Store royalties. The United Kingdom antitrust tribunal ruled Epic will not be allowed to protest Apple's removal of Fortnite from the App Store in the UK. The tribunal says the US would be a better forum for such action, and Epic says it will consider resuming the case in the UK after its US lawsuit is decided:
The UK antitrust tribunal ruled on Monday that Epic Games, the creator of popular game Fortnite, will not be allowed to pursue its case against Apple Inc in the United Kingdom over its App Store payment system and control over app downloads.

The two companies have been at loggerheads since August, when the game maker tried to avoid Apple’s 30% fee on the App Store by launching its own in-app payment system, which led to Apple’s subsequent ban of Fortnite from its store.

The UK tribunal said Epic’s suit against Alphabet Inc’s Google could move forward, but deemed that the United States would be a better forum for its case against Apple.

“Epic will reconsider pursuing its case against Apple in the UK after the resolution of the U.S. case,” the video game company said in a statement in response to the tribunal’s ruling.
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If I thought for a second that Epic getting their way would benefit consumers, I might give them some support. Even though they only take a 12% cut, the games don't sell for any cheaper. We also know that a 12% cut isn't sustainable nor are all the freebees they give out. Nothing about Epic's business model is sustainable if this bad faith suit doesn't end in their favor.
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