Microsoft has described Apple’s revised App Store guidelines for streaming services as a “bad experience”. Apple was forced to revise its App Store guidelines, which relate to game streaming services like Microsoft xCloud or Google Stadia, in order to find the way to iOS or iPadOS. The Cupertino giant has allowed such services on its app store, but with major restrictions that Microsoft reportedly disapproves of. In a statement to an online publication, Microsoft stated that gamers don’t need to download more than 100 apps to play individual games.
Apple made changes to its App Store policies to ease some restrictions on game streaming services like Microsoft xCloud (included with Xbox Game Pass Ultimate) and Google Stadia. This came after Google and Microsoft decided, due to Apple rules, not to share their streaming services on iOS and iPad devices. While Apple has now allowed game streaming services to exist on its platform, it has urged companies to submit each game for review individually and that their game streaming services must become catalogs that essentially deal with each one Game app.
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Another reason Microsoft doesn’t approve of this revision of the App Store guidelines is because submitting each app to Apple individually is the 30 percent cut that the Cupertino giant gets from in-app purchases.
In-app purchases and Apple’s 30 percent commission are the reasons that led Apple to be embroiled in a lawsuit with Epic Games. It has also led to an investigation by the European Commission into the payment policies of the App Store in the Apple Store.
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