Tim Sweeney teases Fortnite’s possible return to iOS in 2023
Fortnite fans rejoice! It looks like the popular battle royale game could make a comeback on iOS devices in 2023 if Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney’s hint is any indication.
This news comes from a tweet from Sweeney that simply reads, “Next year on iOS!” Fortnite was one of the most popular games on iOS before it was shut down. At the time, Sweeney stated that Epic was committed to bringing Fortnite back to the App Store, but only when “Apple’s policies no longer conflict with developers’ freedom to distribute their apps as they please.”
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This statement relates to the ongoing legal battle between Epic and Apple that began in August 2020 when Epic introduced a direct payment system for the Fortnite app on the App Store. Apple removed the app from the Store for violating its policies. Epic then filed a lawsuit against Apple over alleged antitrust violations.
Now that the litigation is over, Epic appears to be planning Fortnite’s eventual return to the App Store. This is welcome news for Fortnite players on iOS devices who have been unable to access the game since it was removed from the store.
It’s worth noting that Sweeney’s tweet didn’t specify a timeline for Fortnite’s return to iOS devices, merely citing the year 2023, nor directly confirming that it was referring to Fortnite specifically. However, fans believe it’s highly unlikely it’s referring to anything else.
Meanwhile, Fortnite remains available on other platforms including PC, Mac, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch. Players on these platforms can continue to enjoy the game while waiting for the return to iOS.
Overall, this news is a promising development for Fortnite fans on iOS devices. While it’s unclear when exactly the game will return to the App Store, the fact that Epic is working toward that goal is a positive sign.
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