The company has threatened to revoke its developer account, which means Epic Games will not be able to develop applications on the app store platform. The app store is the only way for consumers to install apps on their iPhones. < / P > < p > Epic Games formally challenged Apple earlier this month by introducing a new payment option for fortress night to circumvent the internal purchase bonus rule in the app store. Apple later removed fortress night from its app store, claiming it violated its rules, while Epic Games sued apple in an attempt to force it to change its business practices. Apple said on Monday that it would delete the game maker’s developer account on August 28, when Epic Games will not be able to release new games or updates to its current app. “Epic Games sued apple for monopolizing the in app payment market, and then Apple retaliated,” a lawyer for Epic Games said on Monday. Apple has informed Epic Games that by August 28, Apple will cut off access to all development tools necessary to create applications for Apple’s platform, including the virtual engine provided by Epic Games for third-party developers, and apple has never claimed that the virtual engine violates any of its policies. ” < / P > < p > Epic Games claims that apple is “attacking the entire business of Epic Games in unrelated areas.” Epic Games is looking for a court order to “maintain the status quo” and allow the company to continue selling apps on the app store. < / P > < p > last week, Epic Games also launched a marketing campaign to encourage players to “join the fight against apple.”. Spotify, match group and Facebook have all publicly criticized Apple’s app store policy in recent weeks.