Online video game Fortnite has been blacklisted indefinitely from the Apple App Store as legal battle with the game’s maker, Epic, continues. Tim Sweeney, Epic Games’ chief executive, said the process could take at least five years. Sweeney took to Twitter to call out Apple’s move, saying that his company will not back down. “This is another extraordinary anti-competitive move by Apple, demonstrating their power to reshape markets and choose winners and losers,” Sweeney said. The game was originally taken down from the App Store in August last year due to launching its own in-app payment system that is bypassing Apple’s 30% commission. With this, Epic Games has accused Apple of controlling its App Store as a monopoly. Concurrently, a recent US court hearing in September decreed that Apple could not hinder app developers to give third-party payment options for users. However, a judge clarified that Epic failed to validate its accusation against Apple being an illegal monopoly.

Meanwhile, Apple is not giving any signs that it will soften its stance on Epic. This means that Fortnite will be unavailable for download on Apple devices for an indefinite time. Users who have the game downloaded on their Apple devices will still be able to play it, but they will not be able to receive any updates.