A judge has warned that Epic’s Apple case could lead to “significant and drastic changes” for platform owners like Nintendo.
However, according to the latest court documents released on Friday, Judge Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers noted how this is no different from console sites that charge developers. The same 30% fee.
“Actually, Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft all run wall gardens or closed operating system models like Apple, making the hardware, operating system, digital marketplace and IAPs all exclusive to the platform owner.”
Judge Rogers noted how Nintendo Switch, gaming laptops and tablets are “remarkably compatible” with the iOS operating system due to their compact design.
“The final decision should be better informed about the impact of the wall garden model given the potential for significant and radical changes to Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft and their video game platforms.”
Epic case on apple Can Go to the jury hearing in early July next year. Make sure to keep yourself updated as it comes out.