The claims exchange between Apple and Epic Games is ongoing. Last week, Apple accused Epic Games of deliberately fomenting conflict to revive interest in the Fortnite franchise.
"Epic started a fire, and poured gasoline on it, and now asks this Court for emergency assistance in putting it out, even though Epic can do so itself in an instant by simply adhering to the contractual terms that have profitably governed its relationship with Apple for years. This Court was right when it previously ruled that "self-inflicted wounds are not irreparable injury", Apple claimed.
Epic Games responded to this attack with its own statement. CEO Tim Sweeney says Apple's claims of Fortnite's decline are not true. Thus, the head of Epic Games commented on another lawsuit filed against Apple a few days ago:
"Epic's actual user engagement data reflecting the actual number of users playing Fortnite (not Google search results) shows Apple's claim of declining interest in Fortnite to be incorrect. Over the period of time that Apple cherry-picked for its Google search volume comparison (between October 2019 and July 2020), the number of daily active users on Fortnite actually increased by more than 39%."