A US federal judge ruling will allow Apple to continue to bar the Fortnite game from its App Store, but also sets out that it cannot harm publisher Epic Games' developer tools business, which includes the Unreal Engine software use by other video games.
Apple countersued Epic Games on Tuesday, claiming the company breached a contract when it introduced a new in-app payment system within the popular video game Fortnite. Apple asked U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers for punitive damages and to block Epic from continuing what it calls unfair business practices, in the escalating skirmish between the two companies
Apple has terminated the developer account of Epic Games - the maker of Fortnite with which it's engaged in a pitched legal battle. This means that even owners of previously purchased series like Infinity Blade can't re-download the games.