Epic could sneak in Fortnite on iOS through Nvidia’s cloud gaming service

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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Well-received online video game Fortnite which has been the centerpiece of the fierce battle between iPhone maker Apple and Fortnite and Unreal game engine developer Epic Games might find its way back to the iOS ecosystem. 

American gaming powerhouse Nvidia has been teasing the inclusion of Fortnite in its GEForce Now cloud gaming service that runs on Apple’s Safari browser.

The new platform could reportedly allow Fortnite to bypass the Apple ban amid an ongoing legal dispute over fees demanded by the iPhone maker for the distribution of Fortnite through its Apple App Store.

Earlier in August, Apple dropped Fortnite and any Epic updates for the game from its App Store after Epic Games released an update which setup an alternate payment platform for Fortnite users and thus bypass the revenue share the iPhone maker would charge for transactions through its app store.

Nvidia is expected to announce the addition of Fortnite before the holiday season while there also exists a remote possibility that the game could still be excluded from Apple devices.

GEForce Now service provider Nvidia is yet to confirm or decline whether Fortnite would soon be available on Apple mobile devices. The game already being played on Apple laptops through Nvidia’s service.

Commenting on the matter, a Nvidia spokesperson stated that “Nvidia is not commenting on any new clients coming to the service, or on the availability of any game on unannounced or unreleased platforms.”

“Fortnite is not confirmed for GeForce NOW on platforms beyond PC, Mac and Android.”

Epic Games along with Apple too have refrained from making any comments on the report.