When Apple put the kibosh on Valve’s Steam Link app for iOS last week, many put it down to Apple’s unwillingness to embrace a little competition on its own platform.
However, judging by reported comments from Apple’s marketing boss Phil Schiller this weekend, there might be a way back for the platform.
In an alleged email sent to one Reddit user and received by multiple others, Schiller said it’s just a case of working out some kinks.
Schiller said he’d “love” for Steam Link to take its place on the App Store if Valve can fall into compliance with a “number of guidelines.”
The note read: “We care deeply about bringing great games to all of our users on the App Store We would love for Valve’s games and services to be on iOS and Apple TV.
“Unfortunately, the review team found that Valve’s Steam iOS app, as currently submitted, violates a number of guidelines around user-generated content, in-app purchases, content codes, etc. We’ve discussed these issues with Valve and will continue to work with them to help bring the Steam experience to iOS and Apple TV in a way that complies with the store’s guidelines,” the Apple executive added.
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The Steam Link app, which is available on beta for Android and Android TV devices. It enables Steam users to stream their games to a Google-based device, so long as its connected to a PC running the Steam app.
The devices will need to be connected via 5GHz network or wired Ethernet to a host system (Mac or PC). However, so long as you tick that box, you’re good to go. Naturally, it’s compatible with the Steam controllers launched to play nice with the Steam Machines.
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