Epic’s spat with Apple could have huge consequences for all digital platforms
Epic Games’ lawsuit against Apple could end up having profound consequences for all digital platform holders, says U.S. judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers.
Apple pulled Fortnite from the App Store after Epic added a transaction system that circumvented the App Store payment channels, preventing Apple from taking a cut of each transaction made within the game. In response, Epic filed an on-going lawsuit against Apple.
Fallout: Epic claims that Apple's App Store policies are anticompetitive, but the latest court notes from the judge presiding over the case says that there's no apparent difference between the App Store and the digital platforms run by Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo and others.
Significant: Judge Rogers concluded that “a final decision should be better informed regarding the impact of the walled garden model given the potential for significant and serious ramifications for Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft and their video game platforms.” Microsoft has previously noted their support of Epic Games' case.