Just yesterday, Epic said that as of Friday, Apple would no longer allow users to use the “Sign in with Apple” single sign-on solution to access their Epic Games account. That would mean anyone who has relied on their Apple credentials to log into Epic services, like Fourteen days and the Epic Games Store would lose access if Apple pulled the plug unless they changed their account first. But the game studio now says that Apple has given Epic an “indefinite extension” to “Sign in with Apple” support for Epic Games accounts.
Epic continues to encourage users to “prime their accounts”
UPDATE: Apple previously announced that it would end support for “Sign In to Apple” for Epic Games accounts after September 11, 2020, but today released a perpetual renewal. We further recommend that you prepare your accounts for Sign In with Apple removal now. https://t.co/T0Rq0tfrR7
– Fortnite Status (@FortniteStatus) September 10, 2020
Reaching out for comment on yesterday’s news, Apple said The edge that it did nothing to prevent “Sign in with Apple” accounts from working with Epic Games. So there is some kind of discrepancy in who is telling the truth, as Epic claims that Apple previously forced the shutdown (and the way Epic talks about it may still do so). Apple didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment on today’s development.
Apple and Epic are in a constant battle over App Store policies and Epic’s reputation as an Apple developer Fourteen days was kicked from the App Store in August because an in-app payment mechanism was added.