Epic says it’s bringing Fortnite and the Epic Games Store to iOS in the UK next year

May 25, 2024
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Epic has announced it’s bringing Fortnite back to iOS devices in the UK at some point “in the second half of 2025” – and launching its Epic Games Store on the platform at the same time – as the UK’s Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Act passes into law.

The new Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Act gives the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) – the regulatory body that made headlines when it initially blocked Microsoft’s proposed acquisition of Activision Blizzard – new powers to prevent tech giants from using their position to disadvantage competitors and consumers.

As per the government’s announcement, the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Act could “give consumers the room to freely choose the services they use, or stop companies from withholding information consumers need to make good decisions.” It also gives the CMA powers “to intervene and direct a firm to change its behaviour to boost competition – whether that is to benefit people using smartphones or businesses dependent on cloud services.”

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