House Microsoft has declared for House Epic. Microsoft has officially and publicly put their support behind Epic Games in their battle with Apple. After Apple chose to threaten Epic Games by banning Unreal Engine (one of the company’s most successful products alongside Fortnite) from iOS, many have said that that won’t hurt Epic Games as much as many other smaller developers who rely on the engine to make their games. Some even say the move is proving Epic’s point in the lawsuit. Head of Xbox, Phil Spencer, tweeted the full court filing. Jon Fingas at Engadget has the full story.
I don’t know about you, but I am fascinated by what went on behind the scenes leading up to this lawsuit. Two of gaming’s giants will be battling in court for the foreseeable future. We’ve reported a bunch on the events leading up to the lawsuit, but of course that’s not the whole story. Nick Statt from The Verge has another piece to add to the puzzle. Apple has entered a series of emails between Epic Games CEO and top Apple executives into evidence.They are doozies.
Congratulations to the people of Games Done Quick. Summer Games Done Quick wrapped up early in the morning on Sunday with a total fundraising effort of right around $2.3 million. The speedrunning marathon donates to Doctors Without Borders. The normally in-person event was moved to an online format, and amidst a historic recession and pandemic, was still able to fundraise big money for charity.