Nvidia is developing a version of its GeForce Now cloud gaming service that is compatible with iOS and iPadOS. Mobile gamers on Apple devices are on high alert for good reason—this could mean the early return of Fortnite.
Why Isn't Fortnite on the App Store?
The legal discrepancy over Epic Games’ addition of a direct payment method in Fortnite led to the game’s removal from the App Store in August 2020.
Amidst Apple and Epic’s fallout, the real losers were the fans wanting to play the game. Fortnite, which cataloged roughly 116 million users on iOS, has been a hotbed for people wanting to bridge the physical gap during the pandemic. Not only that, the competitive nature of the game promotes a sense of “losing out” if players aren’t engaged regularly.
According to BBC News, however, players may be able to log in again on their devices sooner rather than later.
Owners of iPhones and iPads could soon be able to play Fortnite again, via a cloud service, the BBC has discovered. Nvidia has developed a version of its GeForce cloud gaming service that runs in the mobile web browser Safari. Apple will not get a cut of virtual items sold within the battle royale fighting title when played this way. [...] Unlike Android, Apple does not allow games or other apps to be loaded onto its phones or tablets via app stores other than its own. But it does not restrict which third-party services can run within Safari or other web browsers available via its store.
Nvidia’s GeForce Now service will run through the Safari browser on Apple phones and tablets. It is currently available on Mac, Windows, Android, and Chromebooks. According to BBC, Nvidia will likely announce that it is coming to iOS before this winter.
Make sure to follow us here at All Apple News to find out more about Fortnite’s roundabout return to iOS and iPadOS in the coming months.
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