As we all know the recent banned of Fortnite by Apple from its App Store. After Epic Games launched their own payment system along with App Store in app purchase, which violates App Stories Policies.
After they launched the direct buy of V-Bucks from Epic Games Store, the price for $9.99 came down to $7.00.
Which was loved by every users. Of course who won’t love that if they get for $7 which they used to get for $9.99.
Yesterday on Aug 17, 2020, in an statement Apple said this to The Verge.
“The App Store is designed to be a safe and trusted place for users and a great business opportunity for all developers. Epic has been one of the most successful developers on the App Store, growing into a multibillion dollar business that reaches millions of iOS customers around the world. We very much want to keep the company as part of the Apple Developer Program and their apps on the Store. The problem Epic has created for itself is one that can easily be remedied if they submit an update of their app that reverts it to comply with the guidelines they agreed to and which apply to all developers. We won’t make an exception for Epic because we don’t think it’s right to put their business interests ahead of the guidelines that protect our customers.” Apple
As we know Apple and Google takes 30-percent cut for every in-app purchase. You can use direct payment methods in other kinds of apps like Food Delivery App, Amazon, Netflix and so on. But in case of games you must use their payment methods in your app.
After Epic violated their policy and got banned from the iOS platform. Epic Games hit back both tech giant with lawsuit for their very anticompetitive practices.
You can check the article by The Verge below.