- Apr 15, 2020
Honestly, I'm not sure if Epic thought this through as well as it should. From what I've seen, it thought as far as "yeah! This campaign will get players, anti-Apple types and regulators on our side!" They didn't stop to think that Apple might do more than pull Fortnite from the App Store, or that the Unreal Engine developer community might get caught in the crossfire. It was so obsessed with the potential for extra money (and let's be clear, this is mainly about increased profit) that it didn't stop to think it might jeopardize livelihoods outside of the company.
Not if it wins the case.
Then developers will actually be able to publish on Apple devices outside the Apple App Store for less than a 30% cut, which is a massive benefit.
Beyond just that, I do believe lawsuits are common when it comes to businesses like this. I don't think Apple or any big tech company is guiltless when it comes to inconvenient lawsuits.
So I do not think that it is wrong to file lawsuits if we live in a country with rule of law.