Epic Games has reportedly announced that it will no longer give users access via Apple’s “Sign In with Apple” login system. The new restriction will be effective from September 11 and is another casualty of the ongoing spat between Apple and Epic Games.
As per sources, those presently using “Sign In with Apple” feature for their Epic account will have to update the account with new login credentials prior to the mentioned date, provided they wish to retain access. While the game maker has created a guide on how these updates could be made, it has also stated that it may be able to go for a manual recovery of the account, once the “Sign in with Apple” option has been ruled out.
According to reports, Epic’s Fortnite was banned from the Apple App Store on the 13th of August when the company had introduced its in-app payment system, violating the rules set by Apple. The two organizations have been in a legal tussle regarding whether Epic will stand as a developer with Apple and whether Fortnite will be available for download from the App store.
On August 25, Epic Games had reportedly secured a temporary restraining order that kept the tech major from terminating the Fortnite creator’s developer account, utilized in collaboration with its Unreal Engine. That order, however, has not forced Apple Inc to bring Fortnite back to the Apple App Store.
Apple Inc., requires developers to deploy its single sign-on system, provided they want their apps in the App Store or deliver any other third-party alternatives. In spite of being available on many platforms, Fortnite is the most popular on iOS. Epic has nearly 116 million users registered on iOS, which represents almost a third of the 350 million overall registered Fortnite users, cited a statement by the game maker.