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Epic Games Appeals Legal Battle: Fortnite's Saga Continues

By Mazen "Mithrie" Turkmani
Published: September 11, 2021 at 2:45 PM BST

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There has been a ruling for the Epic vs Apple lawsuit, Platinum Games are proud of the Bayonetta 3 development so far, and the Life is Strange True Colors Twitch Extension allows viewers to vote on serious choices in the game.

Epic vs Apple Ruling

There's been an update regarding the Epic versus Apple lawsuit. There was a tweet from Tim Sweeney, who is the founder and CEO of Epic Games. He says "today's ruling isn't a win for developers or for consumers. Epic is fighting for fair competition among in-app payment methods and app stores for a billion consumers." And then he linked to a snippet from (Apple's response to) the ruling. It said "Today the court has affirmed what we've known all along. The App Store is not in violation of antitrust law. As the court recognized, success is not illegal. Apple faces rigorous competition in every segment in which we do business, and we believe customers and developers use us because our products and services are the best in the world. We remain committed to ensuring the App Store is a safe and trusted marketplace that supports a thriving developer community and more than 2.1 million US jobs and where rules apply equally to everyone."


The ruling in the Epic versus Apple lawsuit has garnered significant attention and raised questions about fair competition in the app market. Tim Sweeney, the CEO of Epic Games, expressed his disappointment in the ruling, stating that it does not benefit developers or consumers. He emphasized that Epic is fighting for fair competition among in-app payment methods and app stores, advocating for more options and lower costs for consumers. In response, Apple defended its practices, asserting that the court affirmed that the App Store is not in violation of antitrust law and highlighting the rigorous competition the company faces in various business segments.


While the ruling may be seen as a victory by Apple, asserting its compliance with antitrust laws, Epic Games can also claim a win due to the court's decision to allow third-party developers to introduce their own payment systems on the App Store. This ruling grants developers greater control and potentially reduces costs for both developers and consumers. However, it's important to note that Epic Games has been ordered to pay Apple a sum of approximately $12 million in legal fees. This may seem significant, but given the size of the companies involved, it is a relatively minor amount.


The overarching takeaway from the lawsuit is that there are no clear winners. The clash between these industry giants ultimately leaves room for interpretation and further legal proceedings. It's essential to keep in mind that both parties still have the option to appeal the ruling, so the final outcome remains uncertain at this point.

Bayonetta 3

In other news, fans of the Bayonetta series have eagerly awaited the release of Bayonetta 3, and recent updates indicate that the game is still in development. Platinum Games, the studio behind the action-packed franchise, has expressed pride in the progress made so far. Although a teaser for Bayonetta 3 was released in 2017, subsequent details about the game have been scarce. However, Platinum Games' reassurance that they are satisfied with the game's development progress is a promising sign for fans. While there is no specific release date announced yet, fans can remain hopeful for an update in the near future.

Life is Strange True Colors Twitch Extension

Lastly, let's shift our focus to the interactive gaming experience provided by Square Enix's Life is Strange True Colors and the Twitch extension developed specifically for the game. The extension has garnered positive feedback for its innovative features, allowing viewers on Twitch to participate in decision-making throughout the game. Streamers have the option to enable a "full democracy" mode, where viewer votes dictate the outcomes, or a "suggestion only" mode, where streamers retain the final decision-making power. This unique Twitch integration enhances the viewer experience and creates an engaging environment for both the streamer and audience.


Beyond the interactive elements, Life is Strange True Colors itself has received acclaim for its visually stunning graphics and compelling storytelling. It is worth noting that content creators often face challenges in creating video content due to copyrighted music restrictions. This can lead to the need to mute certain aspects of the game during streams or videos to comply with copyright regulations. Nonetheless, the game's key moments and emotional depth shine through, making it a highly recommended experience for players and viewers alike.


In conclusion, the Epic versus Apple ruling has generated mixed reactions, with both Epic Games and Apple claiming some level of victory. The development of Bayonetta 3 continues to excite fans, even though specific details remain scarce. The innovative Twitch extension for Life is Strange True Colors showcases the game's interactive elements, allowing viewers to participate in decision-making and enhancing the overall streaming experience. As the gaming industry continuously evolves, these updates highlight the ongoing advancements and complexities within the industry, shaping the future for both developers and consumers.

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