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Apple accused Microsoft of being the real force behind the lawsuit initiated by Epic Games

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In the last of many ridiculous turns in the Apple v. Lawsuit Epic Games, Apple accused Microsoft of being the real force behind the antitrust lawsuit.

Apple’s lawyers asked the judge to reject the testimony of Xbox executive Lori Wright, saying that “a reasonable observer may wonder if Epic is serving as a workhorse for Microsoft.”

For those unfamiliar with legal jargon, stalking horse refers to a company or person (in this case, Microsoft) using a third party (in this case, Epic Games) to test a reaction to something.

The charge being brought up against Microsoft by Apple is that Microsoft really wanted to sue Apple, but it didn’t want all the public scrutiny that comes with a major lawsuit.

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Therefore, Apple is speculating that the company did an obscure behind-the-scenes deal with Epic so that it could test the waters instead and see which side the public would support.

From the outside, everything seems a little ridiculous and very “he-said-she-said”, but having said that, the outcome of this case may have far-reaching consequences for the industry.

The case originally started with Epic accusing Apple of having a dangerous monopoly on the mobile gaming market, a monopoly that allows it to abuse its power and force developers to accept unfavorable deals.

The lawsuit is antitrust, which means that the intended outcome is to ensure that Apple is not involved in anti-competitive actions. Essentially, all of this is being done to ensure that Apple is managed so that other companies can compete with it.

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Conclusion of the case

The case is expected to close next week, with many believing that Apple will win, due to Epic being unable to prove that Apple is abusing monopoly powers.

However, Bloomberg’s Mark Gurman reports that even if Epic loses the case, developers and players can win.

As Gruman notes, Apple “can loosen its ban on services that allow users to play different games within a single application, just as they can access multiple movies within a service like Netflix […] Cloud gaming almost became the industry standard in 2021, and Apple’s ban on such content apps is old school and could eventually drive hardcore gamers off its platform. “

Hopefully, Gruman is right and, regardless of the company that wins, the industry as a whole will benefit.

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