Apple subpoenaed Valve Tool close to the top of final yr, it is emerged, as the corporate sought Steam gross sales knowledge to make use of as ammunition in its lawsuit with Epic Video games.

Epic has prior to now been crucial of Valve’s Steam retailer, claiming it devours a big portion of the income made via pc video games. Apple’s attorneys consider it is a related comparability for the location Epic is complaining about at the App Retailer.

Valve’s attorneys are reluctant to conform to Apple’s request, pronouncing it could be tricky and time-consuming, since it isn’t a part of the standard procedure to retain such knowledge.

As PC Gamer stories, Apple desires intensive and wide-ranging knowledge from Steam. Except total revenues and income and the selection of gross sales outdoor Steam that may nonetheless be traced to the shop, it asked knowledge on all video games bought within the retailer, together with name, value and when they have got been on sale, in addition to any in-app purchases.

Valve issues out that it has not anything to do with cellular gaming, and asks the court docket to disclaim Apple’s request.

This text in the beginning gave the impression on Macworld Sweden. Translation via David Worth.