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The COVID-19 crisis has caused a lot of challenges for esports and gaming events which resulted in mass cancellations and postponement. Epic regards health and safety as their top priority for both its staff and Fortnite players in these challenging times. Even if a biosecure environment is created, uncertainty still prevails and it seems that it will persist for another year.
Fortnite Crew it is! We have a huge announcement for the Fortnite Battle Royale community. Epic is all set to launch Fortnite’s Fifth Season along with a monthly subscription of $11.99 for exclusive in-game items.
Epic Games continues to grow big as they have recently acquired Hypersense, a real-time animation company. With this acquisition in place, Epic Games is looking to introduce real-time face animations in Fortnite where player avatars will copy real face expressions of the players and that too in real-time. Hypersense will also collaborate with 3Lateral and Cubic Motion to “make content production more accessible.”
A significant development in the Epic VS Apple clash of digital titans, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers has granted an injunction that permanently restrains Apple from retaliating against Unreal Engine. A sigh of relief for the Epic Games but there are some lemons too. The judge refused to grant an injunction against Apple that would force Apple to reinstate Fortnite on App Store.
There have been new developments in the Apple VS Epic lawsuit. The anti-trust dispute between Epic and Apple is being overseen by the US District Court Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers and she has proposed a trial by jury. And from the looks of it, trial by jury will likely take place next year.
The courts are busy nowadays to sort things out between some of the big guns of the gaming industry, yes I am talking about Apple versus Epic and Google’s resorting to court. The trust in the gaming industry is hitting a new low especially between Epic Games and Apple as the trust between both of them is hitting a new rock bottom every passing day. The Unreal Engine firm has filed another preliminary injunction against Apple to stop them from retaliating.