The judge warned that Epic’s Apple lawsuit would have “significant and serious endorsements” for platform holders like Nintendo.
However, according to the latest court documents published on Friday, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez stated that this is no different from the console platforms that Rogers charges developers. Same 30% fee.
“In fact, Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft all maintain single-walled gardens or closed platform models like Apple, so the hardware, operating system, digital marketplace and IAP are unique to the platform owner.”
Judge Rogers also noted that Nintendo Switch, gaming laptops and tablets have “significant overlap” with the iOS platform due to their portable design.
“Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft and their video game platforms should be well informed of the final decision about the impact of the wall garden design on potential and serious impacts.”
Epic case against Apple Could not Go to jury trial by July next year. We will keep you up to date as it unfolds.