Amazon Walks Back Game Rules That are Controversial. As of last month, we were faced with a wind of Amazon rules that was imposed on developers that are working for its studios. The rules concerned some personal projects of developers that are under contract with Amazon, and they were about as terrible as they can get.
However, right after those rules were made public and developers and prospective players alike pushed back, Amazon has now come to the decision of reversing them.
Amazon Walks Back Game Rules That are Controversial
As stated by Bloomberg’s Jason Schreier, who happen to be reporting on Amazon Game Studios lead Mike Frazzini talked about the rule reversal in an email to the staff this week. These policies came around a decade ago when we had a lot of less information and experience than we actually do today, and as a result, the policies were written quite widely,” the emails read.
Amazon Controversial Game Rules
“Quite broadly” this might just be an understatement in this case. The long list of rules that Amazon imposed on game developers further included provisions that would require personal games to use Amazon’s publicly available products and services “whenever possible.” Meaning that if a game possesses some cloud functionality, it would be required to make use of AWS. Amazon also required the game developers to further make their personal games available via Amazon’s storefronts.
Arguably most annoying rule asked the game developers to offer amazon a “royalty-free worldwide, fully paid-up, perpetual, transferrable license” to “any and all” IP rights associate with the games that were created by them. These rules also talk about game developers that could only make their personal games on their very own time. They could not make use of Amazon resources to build up those games either.
Amazon New Game Rules
Now, that seems to be something of the past. While we are yet to be aware of the kind of rules Amazon would be replacing the old ones with or even if they would be replacing them at all. It is not easy to picture Amazon replacing those rules with more worst ones.