On Friday, September 11, Apple Inc. (AAPL) made some modifications to their app store. The modifications might be minute, but it could affect the game streaming services offered by Microsoft Corp.’s (MSFT) xCloud and the Alphabet Inc.’s Google Stadia.
Alongside the revisions made by Apple on the operating system for iPhone they plan to release later on this September, iOS 14, a person would only be able to download all games offered by the service directly from Apple’s app store. No game offered by the service will be downloadable on an all-in-one app according to a recent statement by the company.
Permission has been granted to app makers so they can launch the app that is capable of linking other games offered by the service, “catalog app.” However, the games offered by the service that can be linked are only the ones with individual apps.
The upgrade or changes that Apple made on their app store was during a legal dispute with “Fortnite” game makers, the Epic Games Inc. over the requirements for making purchases inside the app and the different guidelines they have over digital products.
In August, Apple removed the game from Epic Games Inc., “Fortnite” from its app store.