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