Last week, Epic Games also rolled out a marketing campaign encouraging players to “join the fight” against Apple. The short video made by Epic Games included an unflattering caricature of Cook as a rotten apple.

Epic Games also sued Google last week. Google runs the Play Store for Android phones. It has similar policies to Apple on in-app purchases and fees, but the Android operating system provides ways to install software outside of Google’s marketplace, including third-party app stores.

When reached for comment, an Apple spokesperson pointed to a statement it issued last week: “Epic free v bucks generator enabled a feature in its app which was not reviewed or approved by Apple, and they did so with the express intent of violating the App Store guidelines regarding in-app payments that apply to every developer who sells digital goods or services.”

Apple said in the statement that it plans to “make every effort to work with Epic to resolve these violations so they can return Fortnite to the App Store.”TRENDING NOW

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