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Virtual Legality Episode 338

Epic's Unreal Uncertainty Creates Opportunity for Unity

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With "Epic vs Apple" continuing to spin up (litigation is currently scheduled for next year), we can already see tech giants of all shapes and sizes, from Microsoft to ProtonMail, being pulled into the conversation.

And while the judge ultimately sided with Epic on the Unreal question (preventing Apple from removing support for Unreal Engine on iOS), the fact that the question was a "close" one (and that such support may yet be lost) likely has developers reevaluating their support.

A reevaluation that the folks at Unity would be all too happy to encourage.

Litigation can give a business organization a unity of purpose...in Virtual Legality.

#Unreal #Unity #GameGrowth


Discussed in this episode:

An Antitrust Epic
YouTube Playlist – Hoeg Law
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1zDCgJzZUy-lb7ReoUqL5_dTcM8ngmfV

"our vision for the future"
Coalition for App Fairness
https://appfairness.org/our-vision/

"10 app store principles to promote choice, fairness and innovation"
Microsoft Blog - October 8, 2020
https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2020/10/08/app-store-fairness-caf-interoperability-principles/

"Investigation of Competition in Digital Markets"
US House Antitrust Subcommittee Majority Staff Report
October 6, 2020
https://judiciary.house.gov/uploadedfiles/competition_in_digital_markets.pdf

"10 app store principles to promote choice, fairness and innovation"
Microsoft Blog - October 8, 2020
https://blogs.microsoft.com/on-the-issues/2020/10/08/app-store-fairness-caf-interoperability-principles/

"Microsoft is bringing xCloud to iOS via the web"
The Verge - October 8, 2020 - Tom Warren
https://www.theverge.com/2020/10/8/21508706/microsoft-xcloud-ios-web-browser-2021

Apple's Opposition to Preliminary Injunction
Epic v Apple - September 15, 2020
https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17442392/73/epic-games-inc-v-apple-inc/

Epic's "Reply to Opposition/Response"
Epic's v Apple - September 18, 2020
https://www.courtlistener.com/docket/17442392/90/epic-games-inc-v-apple-inc/

"Injunction Disjunction: Epic Loss for Fortnite/Epic Win for Unreal! (VL336)"
YouTube Video - October 10, 2020 - Hoeg Law
https://youtu.be/2EE9HvQ7z14

"Introducing the Game Growth program"
Unity Blog - October 13, 2020
https://blogs.unity3d.com/2020/10/13/introducing-the-game-growth-program/


"Virtual Legality" is a continuing series discussing the law, video games, software, and everything digital, hosted by Richard Hoeg, of the Hoeg Law Business Law Firm (Hoeg Law).

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