Epic Games has achieved at least one small victory in its fight against Apple. As you’ll recall, Epic put a special deal for V-Bucks in Fortnite on the iOS App Store, bypassing Apple’s 30% cut of all transactions. In response, Apple booted Fortnite from its store, and also vowed to remove support for Epic’s Unreal Engine 4, as well, by Aug. 28.

It was that last part that threatened to impact more than just Epic Games, as it stood to affect the countless devs on the App Store who used UE4 and relied on its continued support to keep their games updated. Fortunately for them, a California judge has blocked at least this part of Apple’s actions against Epic, as reported by the Wall Street Journal.

“Apple has chosen to act severely, and by doing so, has impacted non-parties, and a third-party developer ecosystem,” U.S. District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers ruled.

So score one for Epic, as well as many smaller developers, though the larger battle against Apple is still underway, with an uncertain conclusion. While this matter was resolved quickly, as it had to be given the Aug. 28 deadline, I have a feeling that the main focus of the conflict will drag on for quite some time.

Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

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  1. I am truly amazed at how much Apple is ripping off the Game Creators Music Industry and Everything else wanting 30% of there sales???!!! seriously Apple your making more money than Most Game Companies or Musicians or even some movie makers. I mean seriously you sell your Computers systems (Which aren’t for GAMING btw) at a ridiculously high prices (Unless it is REFURBISHED) and you see these people selling there products for low prices but you want 30% yeah How DUMB can you be?!?! (Cheapest laptop is 950 buck’s)

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