MAIN POINTS

  • Fortnite, the social shooter made by Epic Games, has been removed from the Apple App Store for iPhones.
  • “Epic Games took the unfortunate step of violating the App Store guidelines that are applied equally to every developer and designed to keep the store safe for our users,” an Apple spokesman told CNBC.

Apple removed popular social shooter Fortnite from its iPhone App Store on Thursday, saying that the game violated Apple’s guidelines for its software distribution platform. 

“Today, Epic Games took the unfortunate step of violating the App Store guidelines that are applied equally to every developer and designed to keep the store safe for our users,” an Apple spokesman told CNBC in a statement. “As a result their Fortnite app has been removed from the store.”

Fortnite was still available on Google’s Play Store on Thursday.