After Microsoft, Facebook slams Apple for proscribing its gaming app

San Francisco, August 8

After Microsoft blamed Apple for not letting its Cloud gaming service to look on the App Store, Facebook has criticised the iPhone maker, saying the corporate prevented the social community from launching its gaming app on iPhones and different gadgets.

Apple rejected Facebook Gaming app on the iOS App Store, because it was a direct menace to the livestream gaming service Apple Arcade.

According to Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, the corporate managed to launch an iOS model of its gaming app after it was “forced to make a concession to bring it to the App Store”, studies CNBC.

“Unfortunately, we had to remove gameplay functionality entirely in order to get Apple’s approval on the standalone Facebook Gaming app– meaning iOS users have an inferior experience to those using Android,” stated Sandberg.

“We’re staying focused on building communities for the more than 380 million people who play games on Facebook every month— whether Apple allows it in a standalone app or not,” she stated in a press release.

Google’s Stadia and Nvidia’s GeForce additionally confronted bother with launching iOS variations of their apps because of the App Store’s pointers.

Microsoft accused Apple of treating gaming apps unfairly whereas permitting different media providers to exist on the platform even after they embrace interactive content material.

“Apple stands alone as the only general-purpose platform to deny consumers from cloud gaming and game subscription services like Xbox Game Pass,” a Microsoft spokesperson advised The Verge.

Apple has stated such cloud gaming providers are in violation of App Store pointers.

“Our customers enjoy great apps and games from millions of developers, and gaming services can absolutely launch on the App Store as long as they follow the same set of guidelines applicable to all developers, including submitting games individually for review, and appearing in charts and search,” Apple stated in a press release.

Facebook Gaming noticed a large 238 per cent progress in hours watched within the month of April (year-over-year) when folks stayed house owing to Covid-19 pandemic, adopted by the stay sport streaming platform Twitch that noticed 101 per cent progress.

Microsoft is all set to launch its much-anticipated sport streaming service xCloud on September 15 for Android customers in 22 nations. IANS

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