Nothing on the App Store, the game Fortnite would have generated $ 1.2 billion. And Apple charges a commission huge on these revenues.
After Spotify, it is Epic, the developer of the game Fortnite, which will rebel against the tax from 30 % to Apple. Fortnite is a free-to-play. However, players are encouraged to buy virtual goods in order to improve the gaming experience. And when a player makes purchases from an iPhone, Apple takes its 30% commission for purchases made by the players.
This practice is increasingly criticized by the developers and last week, Epic has decided to use a system of direct payment to allow players to not pass by the payment system of the App Store and thus avoid paying the ” tax ” to Apple. But this did not please the firm from Cupertino, which has decided to ban Fortnite from its app store.
War has been declared and Epic has decided to lodge a complaint against Apple, but against Google, which has also banned Fortnite from the Play Store (however, players can continue to install the game on their Android smartphones without going through the store of Google).