Apple filed a counterclaim against Epic Games on Tuesday to seek damages for breach of contract.
The tech giant wants Epic Games to pay them redress for breaches of contract. Specifically, Apple wants the money Fortnite raised through the App Store.
"Epic's lawsuit is nothing more than a fundamental disagreement about money," Apple said in its filing with the District Court for the Northern District of California. "While Epic portrays itself as a modern Robin Hood company, it is really a billion dollar company that simply doesn't want to pay for the tremendous value it pulls from the App Store."
In the filing, Apple said Epic Games made over $ 600 million on the App Store, but the company does not disclose what the damages will be.
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Digital Trends reached out to Epic Games to comment on the counterclaim. We will update this story when we hear something.
The dispute between the two companies started last month when Epic Games tried to bypass the 30% commission Apple collects from in-app transactions in Fortnite by offering a feature that allows players to get a discount directly from the developer can shop.
Apple responded by removing Fortnite from the App Store, and Epic Games responded by filing a lawsuit and seeking an injunction.
“Since Apple has a monopoly on the distribution of iOS apps, app developers have no choice but to agree to this anti-competitive bond. It's the Apple route or the freeway. “Epic Games' first legal complaint against Apple claims.
The next hearing in the litigation between Apple and Epic is scheduled for September 28th.