Apple isn’t still ready to let Fortnite back in the app store even if it is only for South Korea at the moment. This is coming few weeks after South Korea passed a bill forcing Google and Apple to allow developers to make use of alternative payment systems for their apps on the App Store and Play store.
Epic games have called upon the new legislation in South Korea asking apple to reinstalled their developer account so that they and release Fortnite for south Korea users which apple of course denied. Apple told members of The verge that they denied the request because they expect epic games to “play by the same rules as everyone else” before Fortnite can be added to the play store.
This statement from apple is some worth confusing because the new south Korea legislation says that Apple should let app developers use alternative payments. despite facing a fine of about 3% of their generated revenue in South Korea for not complying. Apple further stated that the new law has not gone into effect and even when it does Apple still will not comply with Fortnite’s request of reinstalling its account until they agreed to their terms.
Fornite has been removed from the apple store since August last year making it an official 365+ days it has not been accessible to ios players. Recently Epic gamers sued Apple in court for banning the app on the app store and Apple sued them back. The case has been tackled in courts and we still await the final verdict of the judge.