During a lawsuit between Epic Games and Apple in Australia, the judge ordered a three-month temporary stay while court proceedings between the two companies continue in the United States. Epic has appealed the stay, and a reversal has been granted. The Australian lawsuit will proceed, resulting in Epic and Apple facing potential lawsuits simultaneously in the United States and Australia.
Netflix has hired former EA and Facebook executive Mike Verdu as their new Vice President of game development. This new role brings new opportunities for the streaming video platform. While expanding their presence in the video game market, Netflix would offer subscribers access to games alongside their standard movie platform.
Google is reducing its Stadia games sales cuts and reducing its revenue shares for developers on Google Play Store. These efforts are an attempt to bring in talented developers after shutting down its in-house studio.