Fortnite is one of the most popular video games, but Apple’s App Store and Google’s Play Store have removed it after Epic Games bypassed their payment systems to avoid giving them a cut of sales. This game had become a global phenomenon and had become the addiction of many teenage gamers. What was the reason behind this ban? Why Apple and Google play store banned this game? Or Who wanted to ban this game? We will discuss in this post in detail.
The main reason behind was the Fortnite’s latest update was offering a 20% discount on its in-game currency, but only if they paid directly, rather than using Google and Apple’s payment systems, which had broken the applied rules of both stores.
On Thursday, 13 August 2020, Apple removed the most popular, survival, and beloved game by teenagers around the world. Apple was taking a standard 30% cut of sales from its compulsory payment system.
Hours later, Google also removed the Fortnite from its Google Play Store, but it still available for android phones through another means, like Epic Games’ own launcher. But for iOs users, the App Store is the only way to load apps legitimately. But Epic had taken the “unfortunate step of violating the App Store guidelines.” is said by Apple.
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What did Prince Harry say about Fortnite?
Prince Harry added the statement in social media was “more addictive than alcohol and drugs.”
Another statement by Prince Harry, “It’s like waiting for the damage to be done and kids turning up on your doorsteps and families being broken down.”
He said, “That game shouldn’t be allowed. Where is the benefit of having it in your household?”
His opinion about this game’s addiction, “It’s created to the addict, an addiction to keep you in front of a computer for as long as possible. It’s so irresponsible.”