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Epic vs Apple - Week One Review: Epic still faces an "uphill battle"

Legal experts share their thoughts on the proceedings so far, and what to expect from the coming week

By James Batchelor

Epic vs Apple: What we've learned so far

Update: Epic claims Fortnite needs mobile to grow now it's reached "full penetration" on console

By GamesIndustry Staff

Epic Games claims Fortnite is at "full penetration" on console

Asserts that mobile with the biggest growth potential as it fights for restoration to iOS App Store

By James Batchelor

Apple questions credibility of Xbox testimony

iPhone maker asserts that Microsoft did not produce evidence to back Lori Wright's claims of unprofitable consoles

By James Batchelor

Epic reportedly offered $200m to Sony for PlayStation exclusives

The firm also reportedly started discussions with Microsoft and noted that securing first-party Nintendo games would be a "moonshot"

By Marie Dealessandri

Epic v. Apple shows games industry at its most absurd | This Week in Business

Minecraft isn't a game, Sony is tearing friendships apart, Apple taking 30% makes the world a better place, and other dubious claims aired in court

By Brendan Sinclair

FTC has looked into Epic's handling of children's personal information

Testimony in Apple suit indicates federal regulator has taken an interest in Fortnite publisher's privacy practices

By Brendan Sinclair

Project Liberty: What was Epic's battle plan against Apple?

Report laid out company roadmap prior to ongoing lawsuit

By Danielle Partis

Three key discoverability takeaways from the Epic/Apple lawsuit

GameDiscoverCo's Simon Carless looks at the data around platform splits, exclusives and free games revealed in this week's legal proceedings

By Simon Carless

Tim Sweeney unsure how an Epic win would impact non-gaming apps

CEO was questioned on how Epic's proposed changes to iOS ecosystem would affect dating, health, messaging apps and more

By Danielle Partis

Epic pushed for subscription-free multiplayer on Xbox ahead of Apple battle

CEO Tim Sweeney told Xbox boss Phil Spencer that "certain plans for August" would create an "extraordinary opportunity"

By James Batchelor

Epic vs Apple trial began with influx of fans shouting "free Fortnite"

Hundreds of young Fortnite players dialled into public conference call

By Danielle Partis

Fortnite made $9bn in two years

Epic Games' battle royale made $5.4bn in 2018 and $3.7bn in 2019, court documents from the Epic vs Apple trial showed

By Marie Dealessandri

Epic expects Epic Games Store to be profitable by 2024

Court documents also reveal details of $146 million Borderlands exclusivity deal and $11.7 million spent on free games

By James Batchelor

Epic, Apple trade shots in opening statements

Fortnite maker questions motivations behind App Store policies while iPhone maker says Epic victory would hurt consumers

By Brendan Sinclair

Epic expected iOS to account for less than 6% of Fortnite revenue in 2020

And almost half of Apple players already accessed Fortnite via other platforms

By James Batchelor

Epic Games and the cost of entering a competitive market | Podcast

Latest episode also discusses Nintendo's plans for new IP and the ethics behind repurposing UX design

By GamesIndustry Staff

Tim Sweeney is right - Epic losses on its Game Store are a good investment | Opinion

The company's crusade against Apple may look increasingly quixotic, but its spending on creating a serious competitor to Steam is rational and justified

By Rob Fahey

Sweeney and Cook set to testify at Apple vs. Epic Games trial

The two CEOs will be examined for evidence pertaining to their respective companies, Sweeney's could take up to eight hours

By Danielle Partis

Apple attempts to block Epic from calling witnesses in antitrust trial

Update: District Judge denied Apple's demands, saying Epic didn't breach disclosure requirements

By Marie Dealessandri

Epic Games takes legal action against Google in Australia

Latest complaint in ongoing campaign against mobile giants claims Google restrictions violate Australian consumer law

By James Batchelor

Valve ordered to hand over sales data for Epic vs Apple case

But judge limits request to four years, rather than the six years Apple originally asked for

By James Batchelor

UK antitrust tribunal blocks Epic's case against Apple

Court says Apple case should be resolved in the US, but allows Google case to proceed in the UK

By James Batchelor

Apple turns to Valve for information in legal battle with Epic

A subpoena from last November sees Apple filing for information about Steam, but Valve is fighting back

By Eric Van Allen

Epic files EU antitrust complaint against Apple

Fortnite maker alleges iOS maker's restrictions "completely eliminated competition in app distribution and payment processes"

By Brendan Sinclair

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