Fortnite has been absent from the App Store since it was withdrawn in the summer of 2020, starting the war between Epic Games and Apple. Now the popular battle royale game will return to the iPhone and iPad through the browser. And it is that Nvidia prepares a version of Fortnite to play via streaming in Safari with its GeForce NOW service.
Fortnite returns to the iPhone, in the form of streaming
On August 13, 2020, Fortnite was no longer available on the App Store. Its withdrawal by Apple for breaking your store rules He started a trial that has already ended, but that is still kicking in the form of appeals. Since then, there have been statements from the CEO of Epic assuring that Fortnite will not return to the App Store.
Now and thanks to Nvidia, they will be able to offer the game on the iPhone via Safari and thanks to the GeForce NOW platform. GeForce NOW is offering a closed beta of Fornite via a waitlist. The program is limited and designed for mobile phones, it will offer touch controls to play Fortnite from Android and Safari.
Selected players will be able to play Fortnite from your iPhone for free. The beta program will start at the end of January according to the company, although the duration is unknown. An open and official release date has not been announced for the rest of the players.
The debate about streaming games is still open, with rules in the App Store that were modified to accommodate them but that many companies consider insufficient. Apple pointed to Safari as the alternative route for these platforms (outside the App Store rules and commission), but it is obvious that its impact and reach among the public will not be the same.