Gaming Economy Daily Digest brings you the latest news from the gaming industry. In today’s edition: The couple will file a motion to prevent Apple from initiating counterclaims in the ongoing court case; Apple’s criticisms of Japan are clear; And India’s decision to ban PUBG will devalue the Tencent market.
Apple has appealed to the Epic Court to seek revenge over the Fortnight case
There are epic games Motion filed It is requesting the courts to intervene to bring its famous Fortnight title to the App Store. Games Studio claims the motion was filed Friday (4)Th September) “Apple’s attempt to retaliate against Epic for daring to challenge its illegal sanctions while our antitrust case continues.”
Part of the ongoing legal battle between the developer and the iPhone maker for what has been classified as a ‘basic order’ since the launch of the payment system at Epic Fortnight. The system saw the developer reduce Apple’s mandatory 30% revenue for app transactions, leading the Tim Cook-led company to intervene by removing the game from its App Store.
The latest motion succeeds the court’s earlier decision to impose a moratorium on Apple, which barred US tech giant Epic from accessing the unreal engine, the code behind many of its games on iOS. Now, Epic means it has a chance to win the antitrust case, which means it has to be completely restored before the end of the suite.
The motion is expected to be submitted to the court on the 28thTh September.
The scrutiny on Apple has been tightened in Japan
Epic’s ongoing lawsuit against Apple not only damages the company’s reputation in the US, but also falls under Tech Behemoth One of the largest gaming markets in the world has grown under scrutiny: Japan.
In the wake of Epic’s decision to sue Apple over the treatment of mobile game developers, Japanese studios have further voiced their concerns around several US tech heavyweight practices. Among these complaints, developers attribute Apple to its arbitrary implementation of its own App Store guidelines, random content decisions and poor communication.
Japan’s competition regulator has promised to closely monitor the company, and some prominent figures in the industry have publicly opposed Apple. Hironao Kunimitsu, founder and chairman of Gumi Inc., a mobile game studio based in Tokyo, said, “I want Epic to win from the bottom of my heart.”
This is a bold move by the industry, as Apple’s flagship iPhone product will significantly contribute to the country’s gaming market: a recent study (conducted by Apple) estimated that the App Store produced USD $ 37bn (.1 28.1bn) in sales in Billingsలింగ్ and Japan in 2019. However. , The size and expansion of Japan’s developer community should give a break to the Apple idea: With 702,000 registered developers in the country, the views of the Japanese developer community should carry some weight.
Tencent market value declined after India banned PUBG
The Chinese compound Tencent saw it The market value is sinking by almost USD $ 42bn (£ 31.9 billion) after the Indian government chose to ban its PUBG mobile game. The decline marks another blow to the holdings giant, which has already had a market value of USD $ 66bn (.2 50.2bn), following the banning of the instant messaging platform WeChat in the US and the slight ban on India by the USD b 6bn (6 4.6bn) form video app TickTalk .
This decision adds PUBG to a string of banned Chinese mobile applications from the Indian mobile sphere From July. Already closed titles include Mobile Legends: Bang Bang and Clash of Kings, both of which are on the initial list of 59 apps that need to be blocked from the country’s cyberspace, including TicTac. PUBG is listed in another 118 apps to be banned as per the orders issued by the government last Wednesday (2).nd September).
A statement from the Government of India stated that the applications involved “activities that are biased against the sovereignty and integrity of India, the defense of India, the security of the state and the public order” and the bans justifying the two sets of allegations of illegal data retrieval.