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Epic capitalizes on new law and asks Apple to reinstate Fortnite in S. Korea. Will Apple agree?

Although the new South Korean law allows third-party in-app payment systems, the law is yet to go into effect and Apple will likely wait for the verdict in the lawsuit filed by Epic before taking any action.

"Epic intends to re-release Fortnite on iOS in Korea offering both Epic payment and Apple payment side-by-side in compliance with the new Korean law," the gaming company tweeted on Friday while asking Apple to restore its developer account. Why was Fortnite removed from app stores? Violation of in-app payment policy: At the heart of the issue was Epic Games’ decision to provide Fortnite users with a payment mechanism to pay directly to the developer. This went against the policies of both the Apple App Store and Google Play Store which mandate that all apps must use their proprietary in-app payment systems. Due to this violation, Fortnite was removed from both stores in August 2020. While the company did not specify why it introduced this payment method, it is safe to assume that it was done to avoid paying the 30 percent…

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