CARY – Epic Games moved forward on one front – a new headquarters – but suffered a setback on another front in its antitrust battle with Apple.
“Apple has demonstrated, at minimum, that its appeal raises serious questions on the merits of the district court’s determination,” the 9th Circuit Court wrote on Wednesday. The move gave a last-second reprieve to a federal judge’s order that it make changes in its AppStore payment methods.
The changes were required just hours after the court’s ruling.
Reuters, in quoting from the ruling, also noted that Apple had said “our concern is that these changes would have created new privacy and security risks, and disrupted the user experience customers love about the App Store.”
Epic has sought unsuccessfully to return to the AppStore.
Closer to its Cary home base, the company has filed a demolition request for the former Cary Towne Center.
It’s part of the gaming company’s rezoning request for the former mall property which Epic recently acquired as the site for new offices and other development.
A rezoning request to amend Cary’s Official Zoning Map includes a preliminary proposal for 2.7 million square feet designated for office use, WRAL.com reported Wednesday.
- MORE COVERAGE: Read WRAL.com’s in-depth report on the rezoning.
It also proposes 75,000 square feet for commercial use and 200 hotel rooms.
“The rezoning is asking for the potential for a hotel use, at the corner of Cary Towne Blvd. and SE Maynard,” said Chief Development Officer Scot Berry.