All publications by tag «Epic Games»
Epic Games’ fight against Apple and Google partly motivated by its metaverse ambitions
According to Tim Sweeney, the metaverse has a chance to become a “multitrillion-dollar part of the world economy.” And Epic Games’ ongoing battle with Apple and Google is a part of the company’s ambitions in this area.
Tim Sweeney thinks “Apple must be stopped,” plans to create single store for all platforms
Tim Sweeney has explained why he thinks the world needs a “single store that works with all platforms.” He also said that Epic Games is now working with other developers to create a service that will let users buy apps and games in one place.
Epic Games claims Google created task force to prevent Fortnite from releasing outside Google Play
Google reportedly created a special task force in 2018 as a response to Epic Games’ actions of trying to distribute Fortnite outside the Play Store. That’s according to the game developer’s latest legal filing.
Court denies Apple’s appeal and orders it to allow additional payment solutions on App Store by December 9
A court has denied Apple’s request to pause orders requiring the company to let developers add links to third-party payment solutions outside the App Store. It still must make changes to its policies by December 9.
Selfloss creator Alex Goodwin: “Lots of publishers don’t care whether you have money or not, you’ve just got to owe them something”
Annapurna. Versus Evil. Raw Fury. Is working with these publishers a dream come true for indie devs? Alex Goodwin, the solo creator of much anticipated title Selfloss, has been there, done that. In an interview with Game World Observer, he shares his experience and warns fellow creators to curb their enthusiasm.
Apple appeals Epic Games ruling, saying that third-party payment systems might harm users and devs
Apple has taken the next step in its long-lasting legal battle with Epic Games. The company filed a notice of appeal against California’s court ruling, saying that the upcoming changes in the App Store policy might be harmful both for iOS users and developers.
Apple also investigated by Department of Justice. US lawmakers address “serious competition concerns” in app store space
On September 10, a federal judge in California ruled that app developers can now direct users to payment options outside the App Store. That said, the court failed to “ultimately conclude that Apple is a monopolist.” Nor did the ruling force Apple into allowing third-party app stores on iOS. The iPhone maker was also allowed to keep its steep 30% commission. While Epic has lost on 9 of 10 counts, the Fortnite company might just have powerful…
Matthew Ball on why there are no winners in Epic v. Apple judgment: “It helps only the largest developers”
Investor and advisor Matthew Ball has shared his thoughts on the ruling in the Epic Games v Apple trial. He explained how it doesn’t actually benefit either developers (least of all Epic, which lost on 9/10 counts) or consumers.
Epic asks Apple to restore Fortnite developer account in South Korea. Apple says no
After South Korea amended its Telecommunications Business Act last week, Epic Games has attempted to bring Fortnite back to the country’s App Store. To that effect, Epic has asked Apple to reinstate its developer account on iOS. Apple, though, respectfully declined.
Former Epic Games veteran launches legal service to help devs not get screwed by contracts
Aleksey Savchenko, a former business development manager at Epic Games, has announced his new project aimed at bringing more justice into the games industry. It is a legal and consulting service to help developers avoid the pitfalls of relationships with large companies.