Apple Revokes Approval of Steam Link App Citing 'Busines Conflicts'

Apple Revokes Approval of Steam Link App Citing 'Busines Conflicts'

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Apple has revoked approval of the Steam Link app citing 'business conflicts', according to a statement released by Valve today.

The highly anticipated Steam Link app would have let users play their Steam library of games on the iPhone, iPad or Apple TV while connected to a host system on the same network.

On Monday, May 7th, Apple approved the Steam Link app for release. On Weds, May 9th, Valve released news of the app. The following morning, Apple revoked its approval citing business conflicts with app guidelines that had allegedly not been realized by the original review team. Valve appealed, explaining the Steam Link app simply functions as a LAN-based remote desktop similar to numerous remote desktop applications already available on the App Store. Ultimately, that appeal was denied leaving the Steam Link app for iOS blocked from release. The team here spent many hours on this project and the approval process, so we' re clearly disappointed. But we hope Apple will reconsider in the future.

It's unclear what these business conflicts are exactly; however, Apple may be concerned that users will choose to purchase games on Steam rather than the App Store.

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Apple Revokes Approval of Steam Link App Citing 'Busines Conflicts'

icyberpr - May 25, 2018 at 3:12pm
Stupid apple
M&MM - May 25, 2018 at 6:37am
Users will anyway buy their games on steam rather than the app store because the games there are in most cases just so poor, especially on the appleTV and the Mac. Apple is really useless for gaming apart from very very few exceptions...
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