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Epic Games asks Apple to allow "Fortnite" to return in South Korea

Sept 9 (Reuters) - “Fortnite” creator Epic Games has asked iPhone maker Apple Inc to restore its Fortnite developer account and intends to re-release Fortnite on iOS in South Korea offering both Epic payment and Apple payment side-by-side, it said in a tweet.

“Epic intends to re-release Fortnite on iOS in Korea offering both Epic payment and Apple payment side-by-side in compliance with the new Korean law,” the tweet added.

Last week, South Korea’s parliament approved a bill that bans major app store operators such as Google and Apple from forcing software developers to use their payment systems, effectively stopping them from charging commissions on in-app purchases. (Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)

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