Epic Games' upped the ante in its feud with Apple on Monday (August 18).
The maker of video game 'Fortnite' asked a judge to step in and block the removal of the game from Apple's app store.
CEO Tim Sweeney said Apple's removal will quote "break" Fortnite for millions of players.
And that without updates from the app store those who want to battle it out on Apple devices won't be able to play with people who have the newest version on, say, a Playstation or a PC.
The standoff all stems from Epic introducing its own payment system inside Fornite that bypassed Apple's standard 30 percent cut.
It let players buy V-Bucks -- Fortnite's real-money currency directly -- instead of through Apple.
Within hours, Apple kicked the game off its App Store for violating guidelines, and Google shortly followed suit on the Play Store.
Epic then filed federal lawsuits.
Now the video game maker says Apple will terminate its developer accounts in less than two weeks unless it complies with App Store rules regarding in-app payments.
It's all set off a social media firestorm with Epic trying to rally support among players with the hashtag #FreeFortnite.
And in a statement late on Tuesday Apple said the problem can be easily remedied and that the company won't "make an exception for Epic because we don't think it's right to put their business interests ahead of the guidelines that protect our customers."