Apple has subpoenaed Epic Games’ competitor Steam to gather information, which Apple said will help it in its ongoing legal battle with Epic Games.
Subpoena-Pass Joint discovery letter This is so because Steam “is a direct competitor to the Epic Games Store.”
However, despite Epic’s insistence that it “will not increase any risk of competitive damage,” Valve stated that it “has produced documents regarding its revenue sharing, competition with Epic, Steam distribution contracts, and other documents” and does not believe the document. Must disclose “for six years, hundreds of third-party video games PC games and items sold, and then generated a lot of confidential information about these games and Valve̵
Therefore, although it is reported that Apple and Valve have “in good faith through telephone communication and exchange of letters, in a sincere effort to resolve the outstanding dispute”, but “the two sides failed to reach an agreement.”
It is now up to the court to decide what and how much information Valve should be forced to share.
If you need to know the latest developments in the court case, the litigation and legal documents between Apple and Epic Games seem to be finally coming to an end, and the trial is scheduled for May 2021.
As we explained to us The whole process of conflict, The past few months must have been interesting. Both Apple and Epic Games have filed multiple lawsuits, all of which started with evading Apple’s 30% transaction fee on the App Store.
The whole saga began on August 13, when Epic Games launched an update of Fortnite on iOS and Android devices.This update allows players to purchase V-Bucks comes directly from Epic Games itself, Instead of browsing through the App Store on iOS devices and the Google Play Store on Android devices. Later that day, Apple immediately delists Fortnite from the App Store, Soon thereafter, Google also deleted the game from the Google Play Store.
In view of the prohibition of 116 million players from accessing Apple device games, Epic Games took the matter to court.
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