Valve’s Steam Link app has been denied from launching on the Apple Store.
The Steam Link app, which lets players stream Steam games to their mobile devices and effectively play through their Steam libraries from their phones, released in beta form on Android devices earlier this month. Originally, Valve intended to release it on the Apple store for iOS devices as well, but it seems that Apple has now denied its release.
Though the app had been approved initially, it seems it ran into trouble earlier in May.
“On Monday, May 7th, Apple approved the Steam Link app for release,” Valve explained in a statement. “On Weds, May 9th, Valve released news of the app. The following morning, Apple revoked its approval citing business conflicts with app guidelines that had allegedly not been realized by the original review team.”
Valve then appealed the decision, arguing that the app “simply functions as a LAN-based remote desktop similar to numerous remote desktop applications already available on the App Store,” but Apple remained resolute.
Valve press statement on the Steam Link app for iOS being rejected by Apple. pic.twitter.com/dIAW22izfz
— Steam Database (@SteamDB) May 24, 2018
At the moment, Valve seems to be waiting for Apple to make the next move. Rather than retool the app, the company hopes that Apple will change its decision.
“The team here spent many hours on this project and the approval process, so we’re clearly disappointed,” Valve’s statement continues. “But we hope Apple will reconsider in the future.”
Source: Steam Database on Twitter