In the lawsuit, Epic Games, the game developer behind fortrite, has the support of a large number of players, tinder owner match group and spotify. The move comes after two technology giants, apple and Google, pulled the popular video game fortress night from their app stores for violating payment rules. < / P > < p > Epic Games launched a social media campaign against Apple by spoofing Apple’s iconic “1984” ads in its video games. Soon, the topic tag of “#free Fort nite” became popular on twitter. < / P > < p > gamers with hundreds of thousands of fans on YouTube shared their views and support for the situation through video platforms and other social media platforms. “It’s crazy, we’re witnessing history,” said thatdenverguy, a YouTube user with more than 1 million fans. All of you, Tim Sweeney and epic, we stand with you and thank you for standing up for something greater than “fort night” and helping us out. ” In a statement on Thursday, apple said “Fortress night” was taken off the shelves because epic “clearly violated the guidelines of the app store” when it launched its payment function, which had been in the app store for a decade. < p > < p > for a long time, software developers have been criticizing apple for charging 15% to 30% commission through the app store and banning external users from recruiting users. In addition, some developers believe that Apple’s app censorship process is opaque and unpredictable. < / P > < p > analysts believe that Apple device users spend the most on games in the app store, which is also the largest component of Apple’s service revenue, with annual revenue of $46.3 billion. “We’re a bit surprised that epic chose to challenge Apple publicly because epic also runs a digital store that can extract a share from third-party sales,” said Amit daryanani, an analyst at evercore Major U.S. technology companies such as apple and Google have been criticized for abusing market power. Just last month, during a five hour congressional hearing, the CEOs of these giants were also tortured by lawmakers. < / P > < p > at present, a number of companies, including spotify technology SA, a music streaming service provider, and match Group Inc, a dating app developer such as hinge, have issued statements in support of epic. Match accused apple of using “unfair policies to hurt consumers, app developers and entrepreneurs.”. Gene muster, executive partner of Loup ventures, said that the interests of developers have made the app store a reliable source of software and content for nearly 1.4 billion active Apple devices, and reducing or cancelling fees would jeopardize the integrity of the app store.