Tim Sweeney the president of Epic Games said customers will be able to buy all their equipment in one place and use it wherever they want.
Epic Games president Tim Sweeney said the world needed a unified gaming marketplace, and Epic was working with developers and service providers to help make that happen.
“What the world really needs right now is a memory that works across all platforms,” Sweeney said in an interview with Bloomberg. “Software is now shared between the iOS App Store, Google Play Android Market, various stores on Xbox, PlayStation and Nintendo Switch, then Microsoft Store and Mac App Store.”
Epic’s plan to remove this complexity is to create a system that allows users to “buy software in one place, knowing they have it on any device and platform.” How to manage a scarce pool of competitive technology on a platform is an unheard-of question, but it’s logical to assume that it’s linked to the metaverse, the endless ideas of internet life that we believe is actually this. Negative thinking, even if Tim Sweeney himself is a special label (in legal terms).
Sweeney has publicly supported open online shopping since mid-2020 when Apple’s Epic filed for “individual action” in the App Store. But speaking at the Mobile Apps World Ecosystem Equity Conference in South Korea, he argued that there are important reasons to apply the opening of the online shopping facade to more than just money.
“Apple blocks a billion users into one store and pays the bills,” said Tim Sweeney. “Apple now follows a policy of foreign discrimination, which vets employees and deprives them of their political rights. But Apple ignores the laws of the Democratic Republic of Korea. Apple must be stopped.”
South Korea recently passed a law that offers more payment options on some digital platforms, including the App Store, which prohibits platform owners from forcing developers to use additional payment methods. According to the Korea Herald, Google has complied with the new rules but Apple has not disclosed whether it intends to, or even so.
Tim Sweeney said, “I’m so glad that you and I stand against these rights.” I am proud to be by your side and say that I am Korean.”
This isn’t the first time Sweeney has made public his relationship with Korea – he made a similar statement in August, shortly after a Korean court ruled in his favor.
It wasn’t his first statement about the cultural and moral significance of the Epic dispute between Apple and Google. He was criticized in November 2020 for using Epic to question his work ethic and his fight for civil rights. “There are good laws in the books and they are not good laws,” he said. “But people ignore them, and it’s not wrong to ignore them because an alliance with them makes them feel better.”
A US court also ruled in September that Apple’s policy of banning advertising for their payment system was inconsistent and should be changed. Apple has appealed the decision but has yet to grant it, meaning the changes to the court’s decision will take effect in December.