Apple Inc’s CEO Tim Cook, software program chief Craig Federighi and different executives have been named on a tentative list of witnesses in the software program large’s case in opposition to Epic Games, a courtroom submitting dated March 19 confirmed.
App Store Vice President Matt Fischer and Apple Fellow Phil Schiller have been additionally named on the list submitted to the U.S. District Court Northern District of California Oakland Division, a replica of which was seen by Reuters.
The iPhone maker has been at loggerheads with Epic Games, the creator of the favored sport Fortnite, which final yr tried to keep away from a 30% charge which Apple fees builders on the App Store by launching its personal in-app fee system. The transfer prompted Apple to ban Fortnite from its retailer.
In a separate courtroom submitting, Epic Games listed its founder and Chief Executive Tim Sweeney amongst its personal witnesses in the case.
Apple didn’t instantly reply to a Reuters request for remark, however advised Bloomberg right here in a press release that it felt “confident the case will prove that Epic purposefully breached its agreement solely to increase its revenues.”
A direct message to Epic Games on one of its official Twitter handles didn’t elicit an instantaneous response.