According to the latest revelations from Epic Games’ ongoing legal battle with Apple, the digital gaming platform is consciously keeping Fortnite away from the Xbox Cloud Game service.
Microsoft’s Xbox Cloud Gaming (xCloud) service allows you to find games from major publishers such as EA, Take-Two, and Ubisoft. However, nothing is included in Epic Games. According to the information revealed, the platform does not offer its games because it sees xCloud as a competitor.
Joe Kreiner, Epic’s vice president of business development, answered questions about xCloud, according to a report by The Verge. The vice president said the decision to keep Fortnite out of service was a deliberate choice for the company. And he said, “We’ve watched Microsoft’s efforts to compete with xCloud with our computer offerings.”
But as The Verge points out, Fortnite is available through NVIDIA’s GeForce Now service. It is also possible to play Epic Games Store exclusive games such as Mortal Shell through the platform.
Of course, the critical difference between the two is that games purchased directly from Steam, epic games store, and other online stores are played with NVIDIA’s offer.
On Xbox Cloud Gaming, on the contrary, all transactions are done through Microsoft, and the company does not allow competing games.
Ultimately, it is thought that these two issues are at the heart of Epic’s lawsuit with Apple. The studio believes Apple should allow companies to run competing games on iOS, where they are free to use their payment systems.