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Microsoft Shows Support for Epic Games in Dispute with Apple

Microsoft is supporting Epic Games in its dispute with Apple, claiming that Fortnite The unrealistic engine of the developer is important technology for the game maker itself.

In court filings, Microsoft’s general manager for gaming developer Kevin Gammill announced support in a motion for a temporary ban order against Apple’s plan to cut the company from Apple and Mac development tools for Epic Games. Epic Games took this step after suing Apple Fortnite From your App Store.

If Epic Games is denied access to Apple’s development tools, it will not be able to support the Unreal Engine on iOS and MacOS to stop games running on the technology to receive updates, which makes them part of Apple’s Will allow to work with future versions of the operating system.

It will “harm game creators and gamers”, Gamil wrote, including Microsoft because it uses technology in the title Mobile Racing Forza street. Developers using Unreal Engine will have to either abandon iOS and MacOS, or switch to another game engine, which can be both difficult and expensive to do, especially for independent studios.

Gamil’s filing was endorsed by Xbox chief Phil Spencer via a tweet where he claimed that allowing Epic Games access to Apple’s development tools “is the right thing.”

Epic Games vs Apple

Apple said it would not “make an exception to the epicenter,” and, despite growing legal pressures, would not reverse its decision to remove it Fortnite From the App Store until the game is updated to comply with its policies. Apple later revealed that Epic Games wanted special treatment from Apple, as revealed by an email from the developer’s CEO, Tim Sweeney.

Meanwhile, Epic Games launches #FreeFortnite Cup Fortnite Players who make fun of Apple award rewards on all platforms.

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