The unresolved battle between Epic Games and Apple is still going.
Epic Games won’t be able to use the ‘Sign in With Apple” starting today, September 11. Apple decided to end their access to other Apple services. This was confirmed directly by Epic Games stating, “Apple will no longer let users sign in to Epic Games using Sign in with Apple as of September 11.”
Following this news, Epic Games’ developer account has been also terminated for Apple ended their access. The company says that gamers who use the “Sign in with Apple” should make sure that their accounts are up to date like their email address and passwords. They have even spread an FAQ on how to update this information. This is to make sure that Epic Gamers don’t lose access to their accounts.
Epic Games’ Warning
According to Epic, “Users who do not update to a standard email address and password will not be able to log in to their accounts, but after September 11, those who did not transition from Sign in with Apple may be able to contact Epic Games to have their accounts recovered manually.”
What’s with the Sign in with Apple, anyway?
The “Sign in with Apple” feature allows Apple users to sign in to accounts and services using their Apple ID and connect it to the game by having it secured and saved on the device. It’s the same configurations as signing in with your social media account on your iPhones. This was first introduced during the iOs 13 launching and since then, apps and services have been adopting it.
However, according to Epic Games, Apple is providing an “indefinite extension” and will not be ending access to Sign in With Apple.
The step came in a new lawsuit on Tuesday amid counterclaims for unjust enrichment and tortious interference with consumer relationships.
The tech giant called those claims “self-righteous” and “self-interested” in response to the complaint brought by Epic Games in August.
Fortnite’s game developer denied that the 30 percent commission was anti-competitive. It added that the battle was “a profound dispute over assets.”
Apple claimed Epic Games had broken the contract and demanded penalties.
“Epic’s flagrant disregard for its contractual commitments and other misconduct has caused significant harm to [the tech giant],” the filing reads.
“Left unchecked, Epic’s conduct threatens the very existence of the iOS ecosystem and its tremendous value to consumers.”
The lawsuit is the latest in a legal battle that began last month. Apple-Epic Games battle happened after Fortnite offered a discount on its virtual currency for out-of-the-app purchases.
In response, Apple blocked Epic’s ability to distribute updates or new apps through the App Store. Epic Games filed a lawsuit that points out the practices in the App Store that violates antitrust laws.