Epic Games’ lawsuit against Apple could have “significant and serious ramifications for Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft”

The ongoing legal battle between Epic Games and Apple is likely to have “significant and serious ramifications” for the rest of the gaming industry, according to a judge presiding over the case.

In court documents shared on Friday, Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers intimated that the row about forced profit share that requires developers to give up 30 per cent of revenue generated on the App Store was no different from the “walled gardens” online stores of Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo on their respective consoles.

It’s the latest development in the two megacorps’ public spat that ignited when Apple blocked Fortnite from the App Store after Epic Games circumvented Apple and Google’s system to retain 100 per cent of the funds generated by its in-app microstransactions. Microsoft also filed a statement in support of Epic and Unreal Engine.

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