Third day of the trial Epic Games with Apple The antitrust lawsuit was concluded today against Apple attorney Richard Doren in adding his epic engineering friend Andrew Grant to today’s final testimony.
Grant took office on behalf of Epic and had questions from both Doren and Epic legal advisers.His testimony ranged from explaining the basics of the API and the encryption of the SDK, as reported by Epic’s attorneys, but when Doren reviewed him, the wash Q became more and more hostile, Doren asked Grant about Epic’s decision to insert the hotfix into. Fortnite In August 2020, including third-party payment processors, intentionally violating the Apple Developer Agreement, which saw Fortnite Bounce from the App Store
Doren was referring to Epic̵7;s ban policy on cheaters. “If the game’s integrity was lost and people believed the rule no longer worked, people might not want to play the game,” Doren said. With Grant, Doren then targeted the hotfix decision.
“Let’s talk about honesty. You know you’re not honest, right? You know you’re acting dishonest, right? ”
Grant remained stunned and said he was unclear what to do with Doren’s nature towards him and Epic.
Doren also pointed out another email released earlier in a hearing this week that Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney previously sent to Sony executives in 2018 over a dispute between the two companies. About cross-platform play
In the email, Sweeney said Sony was “ruining the friendship” by not allowing PlayStation players to play with friends from other devices by inciting Apple to kick. Fortnite Doren argues out of the Epic shop, destroying that same friendship.
The intense questioning is the latest in a contentious trial between the plaintiffs, the billion dollar gaming company and the defendant, the world’s most valued publicly traded company. So far, testimonies of the trial have been from Sweeney, Grant, Microsoft Xbox Vice President Lori Wright, Nvidia GeForce Now Director Aasish Patel, and Down Dog CEO Benjamin Simon. May 24
The lawsuit first began after Epic released a hotfix in August 2020 that serves as the launch of “Project Liberty,” a multifaceted legal, marketing and public relations campaign that Epic fights against. Apple, hoping to knock Apple 30 percent of its commission on app sales, Epic is one of the many developers disappointed by Apple’s cut, but one of the two with Spotify filed a criminal complaint in Europe to submit it. Submit those grievances to the court system.
The trial will continue on Thursday in Oakland, Calif with witnesses, including Apple CEO Tim Cook, to testify over the next few weeks.