The judge of the United States district court, Yvonne González Rogers, has issued a ruling preventing the blocking of the video game developer Epic Games by Apple, although she has rejected that the multiplayer video game Fortnite returns to the App Store , the official software platform for Apple devices. “Epic Games and Apple have the freedom to litigate against each other, but their dispute should not create problems for third parties,” the magistrate has ruled.
“Apple and all persons active in or involved with Apple are temporarily restricted from taking adverse action against Epic Games with respect to restricting, suspending or terminating any Epic Games affiliate (…) from the Apple Developer Program, including Unreal Engine ”, Says the judge in the document.
However, the judge has ruled against Epic Games’ attempt to restore Fortnite on the App Store with its own direct payment system. In this sense, González Rogers has affirmed that the company “has not demonstrated irreparable damage” and that “the current situation” with Fortnite “seems of its own creation”.