Gamers will now be able to play titles that were not available on Apple devices, after developers released software that allows users to access computer games in the Safari browser, paving the way for Fortnite to return to iPhones.
Apple pulled the popular game from its online store in mid-August after developer Epic Games released an update that managed to sidestep revenue sharing with the iPhone maker, and the companies have since been locked in a legal battle.
Now, Silicon Valley tech company Nvidia has developed a version of its GEForce NOW cloud gaming service that runs on Apple’s browser.
“GeForce NOW is streaming on iOS Safari, in beta, starting today,” Nvidia said in a blog post Thursday.
“That means more than five million GeForce NOW members can now access the latest version by launching Safari from an iPhone or iPad.”
The company also promised Fortnite players that they will soon be able to use Apple mobile devices, though it said there is a “lag” as Nvidia and Epic finalize the touch version of the game.
Epic and Apple are locked in a dispute over whether Apple’s strict control over the App Store and its 30% commission on revenue counts as monopoly behavior. A trial to resolve the dispute is not expected until next year.
More than 750 PC games are now available on GeForce NOW, and there will be weekly additions to expand the library, Nvidia said.