Online video game Fortnite has been banned from the Apple App Store as legal battle with the game’s creator, Epic, continues. Epic Games’ chief executive Tim Sweeney said the process could take at least five years. Sweeney opposed 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 on Twitter. The game was originally pulled out from the App Store in August last year because of using its own in-app payment system that is sidestepping Apple’s 30% commission. With this, Epic Games has accused Apple of unjustly controlling its App Store. Simultaneously, a recent US court hearing in September dictated that Apple could not inhibit app developers to use third-party payment options. However, a judge clarified that Epic failed to prove its claim against Apple being an illegal monopoly.

Meanwhile, Apple may not soften its view on Epic anytime sooner, which means that Fortnite will be unavailable for download on Apple devices for an uncertain 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 update the application.