Epic Games, Fortnite's company, continues the controversy against Apple policy, and apparently has a new supporter.
A lawsuit filed by Microsoft states that Apple's latest threat to cut off access to Epic Games from Apple developer tools would harm their business (Reuters)
Kevin Gammill, CEO of Microsoft's Gaming Developer Experience division, talks about the importance of Epic's Unreal Engine and what would happen if Apple chose to cut access to developer tools.
He says the Unreal Engine is a "critical technology for many game developers, including Microsoft" as it provides "graphics, rending, physics, sound and other technologies that work across multiple platforms".
Most importantly, however, Gammill points out that many developers do not "have the resources or capabilities to build their own game engine and use third-party engines."
What does this mean for the future of Epic Games and Microsoft games?
If Epic Unreal Engine cannot support games for iOS and macOS, Microsoft will have to choose to either leave customer support on the iOS and macOS platforms or choose a different engine to develop new games.