Apple can continue to block Fortnite from its app store as it battles in court with developer Epic Games, a federal judge in California said on Friday afternoon.
Apple banned Fortnite from the App Store in August after Epic introduced a new payment system that circumvented the iPhone maker’s process, in which it takes a 30 percent cut of in-app purchases. Epic, which then sued Apple over the practice, had asked District Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers to grant a preliminary injunction that would make Fortnite available once again in the App Store while the two companies await trial, which is set to kick off May 3.
“Having reviewed the limited record, while Epic Games raises serious questions on the merits, the Court cannot conclude that Epic Games will likely succeed on the merits of those claims,” Gonzalez Rogers wrote in her decision. “Too many unknowns remain.”