Epic pays Apple $6M for profits made after instituting ‘Fortnite’ third-party payments

Epic CEO Tim Sweeney on Monday announced that his company made a payment of $6 million to Apple for violating App Store rules, as per a ruling handed down in the Epic v. Apple court trial last week.

Epic GamesU.S. District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers in a ruling on Friday ordered Epic to pay damages related to revenue collected from “Fortnite” sales on the App Store following the company’s decision to implement a third-party in-app payment system against Apple’s policies.In an attempt to sidestep App Store commissions, Epic last year surreptitiously integrated and activated a direct payment alternative in its popular game “Fortnite.” While Apple removed the title from the App Store shortly after the scheme was made public, some users downloaded and installed the offending app version and conducted in-app purchases through Epic’s system.

Read more…