Apple demands valve disclose steam’s confidential data to fight epic

Because of the apple tax, the dispute between epic and apple has led to IOS platform users unable to play the latest "Fortress night", but the dispute has not stopped. According to foreign media reports, apple even launched steam's valve in November 2020.

According to Pcgamer, in November last year, apple summoned valve and asked it to work together to provide detailed data from the steam platform in terms of game name, price, configuration requirements, launch date, revenue, promotion records, etc.

Apple demands valve disclose steam's confidential data to fight epic

For steam, this is obviously the “painstaking effort” of many years of operation. How can it give up easily?

Apple demands valve disclose steam's confidential data to fight epic

Apple believes that the steam data they need is related to this case, because steam is the dominant digital game sales channel in the PC market and a direct competitor of epic mall. Moreover, apple believes that these data are “historical data”, “will not involve market evaluation”, “will not cause economic losses” and other major risks.

For such a request, valve’s lawyer said that Apple’s request will bring a lot of work, which must be met at a “huge cost”, and the final result will have little or no value.

Valve said it would not meet its business requirements in the end.