Fortnite is pushing its mobile version of the game but is this a precursor to the return to iOS?
When it comes to playing Fortnite, the developers don’t care where or how you do it, just that you’re doingg it. As of late, it seems as though this has been the goal for the folks at Fortnite and its parent company Epic Games, get players on multiple platforms. That could be in part why Fortnite has been pushing their mobile version of the game for some time now.
Sure some of it may have to do with just getting players onto multiple platforms, but could there be a bigger reason?
Well, Epic Games founder and CEO, Tim Sweeney, tweeted out “Next year on iOS!” on New YEar’s Eve, leading many to believe that Fortnite was coming back to the Apple store proper. Yet, it may not be that simple.
Due to mounting pressures from different government bodies, Apple is changing up how they do buisness. For a while, you had to be approved by Apple itself to have an app on their digital storefront. This is partly why Epic Games was pulled from all iOS devices, due to contention between the two parites (Epic and Apple).
Now, with man government bodies pressuring and ruling that Apple can’t restrict third-party content from being featured on their storefronts, Apple has now shifted gears and will allow non-approved, third-party apps on their devices.
Meaning, that soon, iOS users will be able to play Fortnite on Apple products once again.
A return to iOS and Apple would be pretty funny
Epic Games and Fortnite made a big moment bigger, when they released a parody trailer of an iconic Apple computers trailer from the mid 1980s.
With the Apple store having to now allow third party apps, set to happen sometime later in 2023, Fortnite and Epic Games will seemingly win the battle with Apple, as now they’ll be able to re-release their app on the platform, defying the issues that they had with Apple in the process.