On Thursday, Epic Games posted that it plans to launch its own Epic Games store for iOS in Europe later this year. Of course, the company couldn’t resist taunting Apple in the post, either.
Currently, there is no concrete date for the launch of the Epic Games Store. Epic CEO Tim Sweeney originally promised a 2023 return.
Fortnite will return to iOS in Europe in 2024, distributed by the upcoming @EpicGames Store for iOS. Stay tuned for details as we figure out the regulatory timeline. We’ll continue to argue to the courts and regulators that Apple is breaking the law. https://t.co/MHh6EGVinC
— Epic Games Newsroom (@EpicNewsroom) January 25, 2024
As Epic Games Newsroom notes, the company will need to figure out the regulatory timeline. The company also stated that it would “continue to argue to the courts and regulators that Apple is breaking the law.”
Epic’s decision to bring Fortnite back to iOS was spurred by Apple’s recent announcement that as of iOS 17.4, developers will be allowed to offer alternative app stores in the European Union.
On Thursday, Epic CEO Tim Sweeney fired back at Apple for implementing an “anticompetitive scheme rife with junk fees.”