Apple claims in court that 'Epic Games could inject malware via Unreal Engine'


Michael Li

Epic Games, the developer of the game 'Fortnite', said in a trial against Apple that Apple banished Unreal Engine , a 3D production platform, from the App Store 'Unreal Engine may become malware It became clear that he was making an assertion such as 'There is.'

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Apple accuses Epic of'starting a fire and pouring gasoline on it' in new Fortnite filing --The Verge

Following Epic Games' deployment of its own payment system on Fortnite on iOS, Apple said, 'The App Store developer agreement terms have changed the payment system to circumvent iPhone security and privacy protection. It violates ', and took action to remove Fortnite from the App Store. Apple accused Epic Games of a series of actions, 'Epic Games broke a fire and poured gasoline on it.' The specific violations of Epic Games are detailed in the following articles.

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According to Apple, Fortnite was removed from the App Store to protect the security of the iPhone. When the App Store first opened on iOS, Apple said, 'The App Store is confident that it will create a safe and reliable place for iPhone users to find and download apps, and it will work seamlessly and safely with a finger tap. 'The apps that can be downloaded from the App Store need to be safe and reliable.'

In addition, Apple has not only removed Fortnite from the App Store, but has also taken steps to deprive Epic Games of distribution rights to Unreal Engine. Several game developers point out that if Unreal Engine's distribution rights are deprived, content created by manufacturers other than Epic Games using Unreal Engine will not be supported on the App Store, which may have a big impact. It has been.

Apple's Unreal Engine block makes it impossible to support popular games such as Microsoft's Forza series --GIGAZINE

Apple claims that eliminating all accounts related to Epic Games, including Unreal Engine, is not a retaliation, but Epic Games could insert Apple-unapproved features into Unreal Engine and abuse Unreal Engine as a Trojan horse. Because it is sexual and can pose a potential threat. '

Apple also said, 'By Epic Games, apps from manufacturers other than Epic Games developed on Unreal Engine could affect iPhones around the world through Unreal Engine, not only in the wide segment of the Internet, but also locally. It's easy to see that it can effectively disrupt the system, and it could inject features such as malware and fraudulent payment mechanisms in the App Store. '

Apple also points out that Epic Games sued Apple 'to draw attention to the sluggish Fortnite.' 'Fortnite's popularity is waning for reasons unrelated to Epic Games' appeal to Apple. By July 2020, interest in Fortnite had declined by nearly 70% compared to October 2019. The lawsuit can also be seen as part of a marketing campaign planned to reinvigorate interest in Fortnite, 'Apple said.

If Epic Games wins the proceedings, 'it won't stop other developers from complaining about the 30% fee charged for in-app purchases on the App Store,' Apple said. In response, Epic Games insisted that 'other developers are afraid of'retaliation from Apple'and will not follow us.'

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