Nvidia allows its Geforce Now game streaming service to run in the mobile version of the Safari browser, according to the BBC. This could cause Fortnite to play on iOS again.
According to the BBC, Nvidia would like to announce the version of GeForce Now for the mobile Safari browser before the end of the year. This opens the way to playing Fortnite on iOS again, although according to the British broadcaster there is the possibility that Fortnite will be removed from the list of games that will be playable on Apple’s devices.
Nvidia and Epic declined to comment on the rumor. GeForce Now is currently available for macOS, Windows, Android and Chrome OS. Apple’s terms of the App Store have restricted apps for game streaming services since September. Companies can offer a streaming subscription service via an app, but the games of that service must be directly downloadable from the App Store and game companies must first offer each game update individually to Apple. This would prevent Fortnite from becoming available on iOS through these types of apps.
Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney expressed his support for GeForce Now in March, at a time when multiple game companies such as 2K, Bethesda and Activision Blizzard were removing their games from Nvidia’s service. Apple banned Fortnite from the App Store in mid-August after Epic introduced a payment system outside of the App Store in violation of Apple’s terms and conditions.