-Apple charges 30% on all App Store transactions.
-Epic doesn’t like that.
-Epic buries sleeper code to make a cheaper direct payment to epic appear beside the more expensive Apple Pay option in Fortnite.
-Apple removes fortnite from App Store.
-Epic needed this to happen to match the legal documents it had already prepared months ahead of time.
-Epic weaponizes children with a hashtag to put pressure on apple.
-Apple revokes the ability for unreal devs to publish to iOS.
Same deal with google but google only removed the app.
It’s all corporate dick waving. All companies involved will continue to make billions regardless of the outcome.
Yes it’s a noble idea to get apple/google to stop gouging devs. Epic’s way of doing it is fucking obnoxious and just a fake way to make gamers think they give a fuck about them.
Furthermore, they only did this on the bitch tier platforms. Sony and Microsoft also charge 30% and Epic didn’t implement an illegal payment method on those platforms.
End of the day it’s a “fuck all corporations “ scenario and any gamer jumping behind the hash tag is just an ignorant chump. In reality this doesn’t effect any gamers.