Cycling

Epic Games CEO treats Fortnite fans in anticipation of a return to Apple in 2023 via cryptic message

Epic Games stands as one of the most prominent names in the video game industry. They are also the backbone of the world famous Fortnite title, which has been prevalent in the community since the moment it hit the servers. Surprisingly, it seems that Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has generated buzz in the community regarding Fortnite’s return to iOS.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

In the past, Epic Games has been in a legal battle with Apple over the issue of the latter’s revenue cut regarding in-app purchases that led to the dismantling of Fortnite from the app store. While this also caught the attention of Twitter CEO Elon Musk, Sweeney got fans thinking about a return of Fortnite on iOS.

Epic Games recently hit a rough patch after it had to pay $245 million to the FTC in an effort to resolve concerns about refund systems and the item shop in Fortnite. To further resolve concerns related to children’s privacy in Fortnite, they had to pay $275 million to the FTC.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

However, it seems that Fortnite is back on track. This has fans ecstatic as the title could make a revival on iOS in 2023. Let’s see what Tim Sweeney had to say about it.

The CEO of Epic Games mocks the community with the return of Fortnite to iOS

Sweeney recently tweeted, “Next year on iOS!” Additionally, he went ahead to tweet a photo clip from Fortnite showing fireworks in the sky highlighting ‘2023’. For a visual aid, you can see the tweet below:

Now this comes as an exciting development because after the legal battle between Apple and Epic Games, Fortnite was not available on iOS. The legal battle was about Epic Games not being happy with the 30% revenue cut Apple took to buy through them. Epic Games convinced to allow more in-app purchase methods along with the rate reduction.

Therefore, this recent development becomes exciting for the hobbyist. Avid iOS users could get their hands on battle royale, per Sweeney’s tease. One fan excited by the tweet said: “It feels like 2018 all over again, waiting for Fortnite Mobile to launch for the first time on iOS. I really hope we can get on as soon as January 1 hahaha.” To get a vivid view, here are some of people’s reactions to the tweet:

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Therefore, people’s reactions clearly express their anticipation and excitement to see Fortnite return on iOS. However, one cannot do anything but wait for the future to unfold the developments. Do you think Fortnite will return to iOS? Tell us your thoughts in the comments below.

Leave a Comment