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News Valve removes in-app purchasing from Steam Link iOS

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 15 Jun 2018.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. edzieba

    edzieba Virtual Realist

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    Certainly some schadenfreude here: Valve themselves not allowing EA to direct-sell DLC for games originally sold through Steam without giving Valve a cut of the DLC sale price was what precipitated the creation of Origin, and is also the reason for bizarre DLC compatibility fragmentation with other games (e.g. Elite: Dangerous, FFXIV). Really hoist by their own petard.
     
  3. PaulJG

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    Thats just.. well.. odd! - so apple originally stopped it because I could buy something without their cut!??.. ermm - but you arent actually buying something that can be installed on the IOS device, so its more a portal!?

    But I can download apps.. Amazon, Tesco, Wish - buy things through them, and apple still dont get their cut.. huh!!?
     
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    Such a silly reason. So instead of buying games in the steam link app, I will switch to the regular Steam app, buy the game and toggle back to the Steam Link app. Apple is just being pedantic at this point.
     
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    As I pointed out in the earlier thread some mobile games have a superior PC version available on Steam, so it could undermine in app purchases of those ios games.
     
  6. jb0

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    Maybe. Apple apparently declined to say WHY Steam Link wasn't approved, so Valve is taking shots in the dark just like we are.
     
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    Typo in article title pal. "purchashing"
     
  8. Gareth Halfacree

    Gareth Halfacree WIIGII! Staff Administrator Super Moderator Moderator

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    That's not a typo, I was just drunk.

    (Fixed, ta!)
     
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