The company is hoping to leverage the South Korean new rules to put pressure on Apple.
Apple expelled Fortnite from its App Store in August 2020 for violating store rules. It offered its own payment method and this led to Google removing the Epic Games game from their Play Store.
Epic Games asked Apple to permit the return of the game to South Korea after a bill was passed, which would force Apple and Google into allowing third-party payments in their app stores.
Fortnite Twitter account posted this:
Epic responded by saying that the company was not required to return the game because South Korean law does not require it to. Cupertino also stated that Epic cannot return Fortnite unless it follows the same rules that other developers, i.e., not using its own payment method in countries that don’t allow that option to developers.
Apple expressed concern about the South Korean law change a few days back:
Another thing to note is that Epic failed to communicate with Google if it requested the same. Epic Games can be installed via an APK on Android. However, Google sued Epic when they removed the game from their Play Store.
Google indicated at the time that they did not accept the South Korean law.