A district court denied Epic Games Request to temporarily restore Fortnite game in the iOS App Store, but also ordered Apple so as not to block the game giant's ability to deploy Unreal Engine in the iPhone maker's ecosystem in a mixed judgment that will be delivered on Monday evening.
U.S. District Court judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers said Apple couldn't take revenge on Epic Games by blocking the game company's developer accounts or preventing developers on Apple platforms from accessing Unreal Engine.
"The record shows potentially significant damage to both the Unreal Engine platform itself and the gaming industry in general, including both third-party developers and gamers," she said.
However, the verdict wasn't a complete win for Epic Games, which had also requested the restoration of the Sleeper hit title Fortnite on the iOS App Store. Rogers said the game would stay out of the App Store unless Epic Games tried to bring it back according to the App Store's guidelines.