The ongoing saga between Apple and Epic Games continues to unfold. In the latest dramatic twist, Apple has officially terminated Epic Games’ developer account.

In a blog post published today, the company shared a letter sent by Apple’s lawyers, which called Epic “verifiably untrustworthy” and said Apple does not believe that Epic will comply with its contractual commitments under its developer agreement.

“Please be advised that Apple has, effective immediately, terminated the Developer Program membership of Epic Games Sweden AB,” the letter — which is dated March 2nd — states. It cites Apple’s “contractual right” to terminate its Developer Program License Agreement with the company at “Apple’s sole discretion.”

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The conflict between these two tech giants erupted in 2020 when Epic Games introduced a direct payment system within Fortnite, deliberately circumventing Apple’s App Store payment methods (and their associated fees). This violation of Apple’s terms of service led to the swift removal of Fortnite from the App Store and a protracted legal battle that remains unresolved.

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