Epic Games vs. Apple: Valve refuses to share data with Apple

Epic Games vs. Apple: Valve refuses to share data with Apple

For the legal dispute against Epic Games, Apple wanted Valve’s Steam sales data. However, the company has now rejected this demand because it has no relevance to the dispute between Epic Games and Apple, in Valve’s opinion. In addition to a list of all products on Steam, Apple also wanted Valve’s sales, profits and advertising revenue.

Epic Games and Apple are still in a legal battle over the dispute surrounding the amount of commission in the App Store. According to new information, Apple officials most recently wanted to subpoena Valve to present their Steam sales data for the past few years to the court. According to Apple’s lawyers’ argument, this data is important because Steam is a direct competitor of the Epic Games Store in the PC market.

Even though Valve and Apple have talked about the issue more frequently since November 2020, the Steam operator has refused to share the sales data. Apple’s specific demands are to blame for this, among other things. Accordingly, the iPhone makers wanted a listing of all apps on Steam – including price and release – and the figures for annual sales, advertising revenue, profits, and more. After the initial rejection, Apple wanted to focus on the data of 600 games, but this was also turned down. Valve claims that this sales data is not necessarily relevant to the dispute.

Epic Games and Apple have been in dispute since August 2020. After a Fortnite update allowed in-app content payments independent of Apple’s App Store and Google Play, the shooter was removed from the stores for a policy violation. Normally, 30 per cent of all sales go directly into the pockets of Apple and Google. The main hearing on the issue will then take place in May 2021.

The post Epic Games vs. Apple: Valve refuses to share data with Apple appeared first on Making Games.


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Epic Games vs. Apple: Valve refuses to share data with Apple

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