To Fight Apple and Google’s Grip, Fortnite Creator Mounts a Crusade

Tim Sweeney, chief executive of Epic Games, the maker of Fortnite, has railed against tech power. “The market is out of control,” he said.

Tim Sweeney, chief executive and founder of the video game maker Epic Games, has antagonized the world’s most powerful technology giants since at least 2016.

That year, Mr. Sweeney, a self-described computer nerd with a slightly nervous energy, lashed out in an op-ed against Microsoft, saying it was attempting “sneaky maneuvers” to dominate personal computer games. He also knocked Facebook’s Oculus Rift app store as “disappointing” for not being as “open” as it claimed.

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Microsoft joins court battle between Apple and Fortnite maker Epic
Microsoft has joined the court battle between Apple and Epic Games, filing a legal brief supporting the Fortnite developer’s right to carry on developing software for Mac and iOS while the case continues.
https://www.theguardian.com/technology/2020/aug/24/microsoft-joins-court-battle-between-apple-and-fortnite-maker-epic

Fortnite still barred from app store, but Epic retains access to Apple development tools, judge rules
In a blow to Apple, a district court approved Epic Games’s request for a temporary restraining order against the iPhone maker and App Store operator. The ruling prevents Apple from barring Epic’s use of tools required for iOS and Mac software design.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/video-games/2020/08/25/fortnite-still-barred-app-store-epic-retains-access-apple-development-tools-judge-rules/

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