Apple has rejected Steam Link, an application that lets you play any PC game on iPhone and iPad (via Wi-Fi Local streaming). Steam Link has already been released on Android and has support for Bluetooth controls.
But who owns iPhone and iPad will not participate in the joke. The reason, according to Apple was “business conflict” or, in other words, conflicts of interest.
Steam Link was first announced in March. The application works very simply and offers a possibility that already existed in other apps, but now for free and focused on the Steam Content Library.
It was not made clear what was the “conflict” in Apple’s guideline. But it may have been because Steam Link enabled you to access another app store, music, and videos. Steam itself, which in addition to games also sells films and documentaries.
“On Monday, May 7, Apple approved the Steam Link application for release,” the statement said. “On Wednesday, May 9, Valve released the news of the application. The following morning, Apple revoked its approval by citing commercial disputes with application guidelines that were allegedly not seen by the original review team. Valve appealed, explaining that the Steam Link application simply functions as a LAN-based remote desktop, similar to several desktop applications already available in the App Store. Finally, the feature was denied, leaving the Steam Link app for iOS blocked from launch. “
Valve press statement on the Steam Link app for iOS being rejected by Apple. pic.twitter.com/dIAW22izfz
— Steam Database (@SteamDB) May 24, 2018
It really is a shame for iOS users. However, this may also indicate that Apple will release something new in the future, as a Mac-like app. Will it? Let’s follow this “novel”.
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