The feud between Epic Games and Apple seems like an endless one. Until now, Apple has continued to press its lawsuit over the problem In-App Purchases on the Fortnite game on the App Store. Meanwhile, Epic Games still survives all the accusations it has received. This is certainly a controversial topic among gamers, especially Fortnite fans who are dominated by children.
After many trials, the matter was brought back to court yesterday, to be precise on March 3, 2021. However, this time the trial seemed a little hampered due to problems on the live broadcast which caused the discussion room to be filled with screams from Fortnite fans.
According to the site The Verge, the trial is held directly in the courtroom. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic and social distancing policies, the number of participants allowed to enter is limited. So that the court opened a public call line so that people could hear the proceedings remotely.
Unfortunately, there was a technical error that prevented the mic from being turned off so that many Fortnite fans took advantage of the moment by shouting “return Fortnite to mobile, judge” and various other noises. To hear the noise you can hear in the following video uploaded by Nicolás Rivero via account Twitter.
Start of the Epic v Apple trial appears to be delayed bc no one can figure out how to mute the hundreds of people asking the judge to bring back Fortnite Mobile on the public teleconference line pic.twitter.com/0Rj4Qu5ivH
– Nicolás Rivero (@NicolasFuRivero) May 3, 2021
Reportedly, more than 200 participants gave each other screams wildly. Some shouted “Free Fortnite”. In fact, there are also those who play Travis Scott’s songs to promote their Youtube channel. Because of this, the trial which was supposed to start at 11:15 p.m. was forced to be delayed until 11:30 a.m. local time when the officers finally managed to solve the problem with the mic.
This trial aims to record witness statements regarding problems in-game purchases in the Fortnite game which is considered to violate the regulations of Apple’s App Store. Several witnesses were brought in from Apple and Epic Games, including Tim Sweeney as CEO of Epic Games and Tim Cook as CEO of Apple. The trial is planned to last for 2 weeks prior to the final decision of the Judge.
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