Apple Tightened Rules For App Publishers And Developers
Before the release of the iOS 14 operating system, which is expected at the end of the month, Apple has revised the rules of its App Store, CNBC reported. Now, some conditions must be met for streaming gaming platforms to work. Microsoft was critical of the new requirements.
Apple said that, according to the new rules, streaming gaming platforms such as Google Stadia and Microsoft xCloud are allowed, but provided that the games offered in these services must be downloaded directly from the App Store, and not from the universal app of services.
Microsoft commented on the new rules: "This is a negative experience for customers. Gamers want to go straight to the game from their carefully selected catalog in a single app, as they do with movies or songs, and they don't need to download more than a hundred apps to play individual games from the cloud," the company said in a statement.
The tightening of rules for streaming gaming platforms comes amid a lawsuit between Apple and Epic Games, the developer of the game Fortnite. Epic Games introduced a new way to monetize the game Fortnite, bypassing Apple's 30% Commission. Apple has declared a violation of the terms of the contract for the use of the App Store catalog.