The CEO of Epic Games says Fortnite is “blacklisted” from the Apple Store

After the ruling is made Fort night Creator Epic Games’ lawsuit against Apple, Epic CEO Tim Sweeney (Tim Sweeney) Say Apple will be blacklisted Fort night From its ecosystem to its final decision in the appeal process.

“Apple lied” Sweeney said on Twitter“It took Apple a year to tell the world, the courts, and the media that if they agree to play the game according to the same rules as everyone else, they will’welcome Epic back to the App Store.'” Epic agreed, and now Apple has violated it again. Its monopoly power over 1 billion users. “

Sweeney said that Apple’s decision may remain Fort night With the end of the appeal process, the iOS and Mac platforms have been shut down for as long as five years.

Although Epic Games has appealed the court’s decision in the Apple case, Sweeney promised that if the company takes back its developer account, Epic Games will “comply with Apple’s guidelines.” (The account provides developers with access to Apple tools. The account was suspended last year, which triggered a lawsuit.) Sweeney said on Twitter on Wednesday that Apple has rejected requests to restore the developer program account.

Apple’s lawyer Mark A. Perry wrote in an email to Epic: “In view of this and other statements since the court’s ruling, coupled with Epic’s past two-sided behavior, Apple has exercised its discretion, Epic’s developer plan will not be resumed at this time.” Sweeney Publishing. “In addition, Apple will not consider any further requests for restoration until the district court’s decision becomes final and unappealable.”

An Epic Games representative told Polygon that it had no further comment. We also contacted Apple for more information.

On September 10th, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers of the Northern District Court of California issued a permanent injunction, requiring Apple to allow App Store developers to push their users to third-party payments system. Although it was only a small part of the lawsuit, it was a victory for developers interested in circumventing the App Store’s terms, which allowed Apple to take 30% of App Store sales. However, Apple also claimed to have won the lawsuit: the judge stated that Apple does not have an illegal monopoly on “mobile game transactions.”

Sweeney tweeted about Epic Games in early September Payment of $6 million ordered by the court to Apple, Part of which is Fort night Income earned by the company after starting the lawsuit.

renew: According to a court order, this story has been updated to include the full amount paid by Epic Games to Apple.