Within the ongoing Account Video games vs. Apple saga, Account says in a brand new lawful filing that Apple made flawed statements in its non-public lawful filing earlier this week, asserting that Apple “cherry picked” Google search outcomes about the recognition of Account’s Fortnite game.
Apple had suggested that Account started the lawful fight over Fortnite within the App Store as a publicity stunt, and that Fortnite had already began to decline in popularity:
“For reasons having nothing to form with Account’s claims in opposition to Apple, Fortnite’s popularity is on the wane. By July 2020, interest in Fortnite had diminished by nearly 70% as when put next with October 2019. This lawsuit (and the front-web snort headlines it has generated) looks to be segment of a marketing marketing campaign designed to reinvigorate interest in Fortnite.”
Apple kicked Fortnite off the App Store in August over an in-app payment system, which is a violation of App Store guidelines. Account won a non permanent restraining expose in opposition to Apple prohibiting the iPhone maker from retaliating in opposition to Account by terminating the developer account frail to wait on the firm’s Unreal Engine. Nonetheless the take decided within the identical ruling that Apple is no longer required to bring Fortnite support to the App Store.
In its most up-to-date filing (embedded below if you’re demise to determine out basically the most up-to-date), Account says Apple’s assertion of declining interest in Fortnite is spurious, citing its non-public user engagement knowledge. “Over the period of time that Apple cherry-picked for its Google search quantity comparability (between October 2019 and July 2020), the quantity of daily energetic users on Fortnite if truth be told elevated by extra than 39%,” the filing states.
Apple did no longer actual now return a query for commentary Saturday.
A beefy court hearing is scheduled for September 28th.