Fortnite will be returned to Apple devices by Nvidia, Epic Games
Nvidia and Epic Games said Thursday that they are working together to get the Fortnite video game back on Apple iPhones in the “near future” as part of Nvidia’s game streaming service.
The popular game has been locked in From Apple devices since August, when Epic introduced its own billing system. Apple said that Epic raped their App store rules and removed Fortnite from the store, starting a legal and public relations battle in which Epic has sued Apple and alleged that its App Store rules and fees amount to anti-competitive conduct.
But Nvidia and Epic said that Fortnite will return to iPhone models via device Safari web browser, which is not subject to Apple’s billing requirements or rules. Nvidia, the largest supplier of chips that accelerate video games, expands GeForce NOW, a cloud-based gaming service where PC games run within its data centers and streamed to devices.
The chip firm said Thursday that it is launching a trial version of GeForce NOW for Apple’s iPhone devices and iPad models. The initial version of the service will require an accessory called a gamepad that connects to an iPhone to give it buttons and a directional pad similar to a console or PC game controller.
Nvidia said in a blog post that the gamepad will allow the 5 million service members to play titles like Assassin’s Creed Valhalla and Shadow of the Tomb Raider on iPhone devices.
Nvidia said it was working with Epic to bring a version of Fortnite to the Safari browser on iPhones that would not require a driver.
“We are working to enable a touch version of Fortnite, which will delay the availability of the game,” wrote Phil Eisler, head of Nvidia’s cloud gaming service, in a blog post.
Nvidia said that its cloud gaming service costs $ 4.99 (roughly Rs. 400) per month or $ 24.95 (roughly Rs. 1,800) for a six-month membership.