Epic Games CEO teases Fortnite’s return to iOS this year

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Some three years after its removal from the Apple App Store for violating store rules, Epic Game’s Fortnite may set for a dramatic return to the platform this year. While nothing concrete has been unveiled just yet, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has teased the matter prior to New Year’s Day recently. 

Taking to his official Twitter account, Sweeney cryptically shared regarding Fortnite’s potential return to the App Store by saying, “Next year on iOS!”. He then followed the tweet with an image of a Fortnite character looking at fireworks that spell out “2023”. 

The popular game was removed from the App Store in August 2020 after the game studio circumvented Apple’s in-app purchasing system and included a direct payment option in the game. The incident then became a precursor to the legal battle between Apple and Epic Games which is still ongoing to till day. 

However, things may move in Epic Games and for alternative app stores in general as the EU is introducing the Digital Markets Act (DMA) that would force Apple to allow third-party app stores and sideloading on its devices. Speaking of which, the tech giant is reportedly planning to comply with the new EU regulation with the introduction of iOS 17 next year. 

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