Steam Link, i.e. Valve’s application that allows streaming games from PCs to mobile devices, has recently made its debut on Android smartphones. It was also supposed to appear on iOS devices, but Apple removed the app from the App Store. Now it turns out that Steam Link can return to iPhones, iPads and Apple TV. However, Valve must make a few changes in advance.
According to previous reports, the Steam Link application has been removed from the App Store due to violations of the application guidelines and the resulting conflict of interest. Some even began to speculate that the Cupertino company is planning to launch its own platform for streaming games and that is why it has lost the Valve application. The same games from Steam could be too much competition for mobile positions. However, nothing is more wrong.
Apple works with Valve to bring back Steam Link to the app store
Phil Schiller, who is responsible for Apple marketing, said his company wants Steam Link to appear on the App Store:
We make sure that great games are available to all our users on the App Store. We would love to have Valve games and services on iOS and Apple TV.
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.
This means that Steam Link will be available on Apple devices, provided Apple developers redesign their application. The most important in this case is that Apple does not turn his back on Valve. It is also a good marketing step because now iPhone owners can not accuse Apple of cutting off their game streaming technology.