Epic Games In New Legal Document Appears To Deliberately Wall Fortnite From Receiving xCloud Support

Posted on May 1, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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It certainly should be no secret that Epic Games is still actively battling Apple in the courts as of writing. Since This past August, the two firms feuded following the publisher’s decision to discount the pricing of its in-game currency in efforts to combat Apple’s demanding 30 percent cut of revenue on The App Store. As a result, the game was removed from the storefront alongside Google Play Store as well.

While the free-to-play battle royale is still absent from both digital stores, there is the potential for Nvidia to bring a resolution to Epic Games. Through the company’s Nvidia GeForce Now service, players can enjoy Fortnite via cloud streaming on practically any device. However, plans are still not clarified if the approach will be initiated.

But for alternatives like xCloud, Epic Games does not fancy the platform. In recent statement from Epic Games, the firm was questioned if it would enable support on the Xbox cloud service. And, the publisher responded it would not entertain an entity that competes its own PC alternative.

“We viewed Microsoft’s efforts with xCloud to be competitive with our PC offerings,” says Epic Games Vice President of Business Development, Joe Kreiner. However, the response does appear to segue to a later statement from Krenier, but the document of the disposition appears to redact the remaining comment.

If the statement does fully implicate that Epic Games is walling off support for cloud alternatives like Microsoft’s xCloud, then a similar fate is to also be decided for other avenues as well. That includes Nvidia GeForce Now, Google Stadia, and Amazon Luna as well.

In one report recently on behalf of Apple’s pursuit for the legal quarrel, the tech conglomerate is discovered to subpoena Valve to benefit itself in the trial. However, Valve in response told that the legal work is not relevant to the court battle. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you surprised by the statement from Epic Games?

Source: CourtListener

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