Fortnite fans, it’s time to get excited! Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney took to Twitter to hint at the possible return of the popular battle royale game to iOS devices in 2023. This news comes after an extended absence from the App Store due to a legal battle between Epic and Apple.
Fortnite was one of the most popular games on iOS before it was removed from the App Store in August 2020. At the time, Sweeney stated that Epic was committed to bringing Fortnite back to the App Store, but only when “Apple’s policies are no longer in conflict with the freedom of developers to distribute their apps as they choose.”
This statement referred to the introduction of a direct payment system to the Fortnite app on the App Store, which Apple considered a violation of its policies. Epic then filed a lawsuit against Apple, alleging antitrust violations.
Now that the legal battles have been concluded, it seems that Epic is planning for the eventual return of Fortnite to the App Store. Sweeney’s tweet, which simply reads “Next year on iOS!” has given Fortnite players on iOS devices hope that they will be able to access the game once again.
While Sweeney’s tweet does not specify a timeline for the return of Fortnite to iOS devices, simply stating the year 2023, fans are confident that it is a reference to the game’s return. It’s worth noting that the tweet does not directly confirm that it is referencing Fortnite specifically, but it is very unlikely to be in reference to anything else.
In the meantime, Fortnite remains available on other platforms, including PC, Mac, PlayStation, Xbox, and Nintendo Switch.
Players on these platforms can continue to enjoy the game while they wait for its return to iOS.
As avid Fortnite players eagerly await the game’s return to iOS devices, it’s worth considering the impact that this move could have on the mobile gaming industry. With millions of players on iOS alone, the return of Fortnite could potentially shake up the rankings of the most popular mobile games.
It’s also worth considering the impact that this move could have on the ongoing legal battle between Epic and Apple. While the legal issues have been resolved, the return of Fortnite to the App Store could be seen as a sign of reconciliation between the two companies.
Regardless of the potential impact on the mobile gaming industry and the legal battle, one thing is certain: Fortnite players on iOS devices are excited at the prospect of being able to access the game once again. With the possibility of its return in 2023, it’s just a matter of time before Fortnite is back in the hands of its dedicated fans on iOS devices.
In the meantime, players on other platforms can continue to enjoy the game and keep an eye out for any updates on the possible return of Fortnite to iOS devices. For Fortnite fans, the wait will be worth it to be able to play the game on their preferred platform once again.