EU Looking Into Apple’s Decision To Kill Epic Games’ Developer Account – Slashdot

The European Union has confirmed it’s looking into Apple’s decision to close Epic Games’ developer account — citing three separate regulations that may apply. From a report: Yesterday the Fortnite maker revealed Apple had terminated the account, apparently reversing a decision to approve the developer account last month. Epic had planned to launch its own app store, the Epic Games Stores, on iOS in Europe, as well as Fortnight on Apple’s platform. And it accused Apple of breaching the bloc’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) by killing its developer account.

Responding to the development, a European Commission spokesperson told TechCrunch it has “requested further explanations on this from Apple under the DMA.” The pan-EU regulation applies on Apple from midnight Brussels’ time today. The spokesperson also said the EU is evaluating whether Apple’s actions raise compliance “doubts” with regard to two other regulations — the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the platform-to-business regulation (P2B) — given what they described as “the links between the developer program membership and the App Store as designated VLOP” (very large online platform).


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