Apple will allow Epic Games users ‘sign in with Apple’ for a bit longer. A day before Apple was supposed to shut down the prompt for Epic Games users to sign in with Apple , the company has retreated on its threat.
Apple released an indefinite extension on the matter, meaning that players in Epic Games can still use “sign in with Apple” for now, although there’s no indication how long this capacity will last. Epic advises that users continue to plan for the removal process.
Two days ago, Epic warned that Apple would remove its proprietary sign-in option for Epic Games accounts on September 11th. It was the latest move in an ongoing legal battle between the two companies, largely being fought over the 30 percent revenue cut that Apple takes from most sales on the App Store.
Epic CEO Tim Sweeney has long railed against the 30 percent share that Valve, Google, Apple and other huge games distributors charge for participation in their storefronts, and he made a point to launch the Epic Games Store with an 88/12 split, in favor of developers.
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