As suspected, Fortnite developer Epic Games filed an appeal over the court’s recent judgment in the high-profile Epic-Apple lawsuit in which Epic lost on nine out of ten counts.
As part of the case, Epic was ordered to pay millions of dollars due to Epic’s violation of store agreements. Over the case of the lengthy legal proceedings, Epic maintained that Apple represented a monopoly because it only allows its own store and payment system for in-game purchases. Judge Yvonne Gonzalez-Rogers concluded in the ruling that Epic could not prove that Apple was engaging in monopolistic behavior under federal or state anti-trust laws, but that “the trial did show that Apple is engaging in anti-competitive conduct under California’s competition laws.”
The official appeal document (via The Verge) does not include specifics about the appeal, so we’ll have to wait to learn more. Attorney Richard Hoeg told GameSpot that appeals from both sides were expected.