In fact, the title may not be correct.
Fortnight has introduced two payment methods, one from the Apple Store and one of its own. This, of course, wouldn’t have been done if they didn’t want the app to be removed by Apple. In other words, it should be contrived. Furthermore, given that they had that video ready to go, this title is
Why did Fortnite want to be removed from the store?
might be preferable. If it was removed because of a mistake, then it should end up being fixed right away. But it seems to have been removed and is fighting back.
(It’s also been removed from Google Play, but this time with the exception of Android, as Android is available for installation from a browser.)
And Fortnite is in a state of sympathy with players, having first emphasized the “30% store tax is too high” and “the store has a monopoly” part of the game.
The Epic Games CEO said
Android is a fake open system and iOS is even worse
I’ve stated that. (this year) In the case of Android, if you try to install an app from outside of Google Play, it will be blocked unless you deactivate certain settings. In its place, it states something like, “Using an app from an unknown source poses a significant security risk (summary),” which may be a criticism of this. But deactivating the setting allows you to install it right away.
What do I mean by “iOS is even worse? Basically, there’s only one choice for installing apps on iOS, and it’s the Store’s “monopoly” status.
Fortnite is committed to “cross-platform playability,” and Android and iOS are a must for Epic Games, too. (In the case of Android, many of them are not supported, such as the Android version, but there are a great many mobile users.)
Fortnite also asked users to “Join the fight with #FREEFORTNITE! The company is also asking users to help with the content of the game.
Neither Google Play nor the Apple Store, of course, wants to remove Fortnite.
In other words, the key to this situation will be how to deal with the “store tax” and “store monopoly”.