Epic Games 面對玩家對服務條款質疑 強調不會與騰訊共享用戶數據


日前,一名用家 Amnail 於 Reddit 中對 Ubisoft 以及 Epic Games Store 提出質疑,當中提到:「Epic Games Store是款間諜軟件,他們亦沒有試圖隱藏它。根據 Epic Games Store 的服務條款聲明,他們有權監控您並將數據發送給他們的母公司。誰是 Epic 的母公司?中國遊戲開發商騰訊。」

原文節錄:I saved the worst for last. Oh boy what a mess the Epic Games Store is. Tell me, has anyone actually read the TOS? No? Well, we still have a problem. According to even the TOS, Epic Games Store is literal spyware. They’re not even trying to hide it. Their TOS states they have the right to monitor you and send the data to their parent company. And who is Epic’s parent company? The Chinese dev that’s known for spying for the Chinese government. Tencent. The same Tencent who’s working hand in hand with the Chinese Government to work on tools to spy on their own citizens. Escentially Epic Games is owned by the Chinese Government. What better way to monitor people than by videogames and a Steam like program people usually never close? The TOS somehow even manages to get worse the more you read it.


Epic Games 創辦人 Tim Sweeney 則有以下回應(釋文):



與母公司共享數據的是指Epic Games Inc.,一家總部位於美國的公司。條款是為了當您在某些地區(如歐洲)購買Epic遊戲時,記錄銷售商是我們的本地(例如歐洲)子公司,用於稅務目的,但數據最終由Epic Games Inc.存儲。


終端使用者授權協定(EULA)中圍繞數據的存取,通常用於涵蓋我們使用第三方服務提供商作為運營在線服務的一部分。例如,我們的遊戲服務器和數據庫託管在 Amazon Web Services 上,但是除提供該服務外,這些第三方無權以任何方式使用或得到 Epic 客戶數據。


Re Epic Games store: Epic does not share user data with Tencent or any other company. We don’t share it, sell it, or broker access to it for advertising like so many other companies do.

I’m the founder and controlling shareholder of Epic and would never allow this to happen.

The language related to sharing data with the parent companies refers to Epic Games Inc. It’s a US-based company. This language exists because when you buy an Epic game in certain territories (like Europe), the seller of record is our local (e.g. European) subsidiary company for tax purposes, but the data is ultimately stored by Epic Games Inc.

Tencent is not a parent company of Epic. Tencent is an independent company that’s a minority investor in Epic, alongside many others. However they do not have any sort of access to our customer data.

The other language around data in the EULA generally exists to cover the cases where we use third party service providers as part of operating our online services. For example, our game servers and databases are hosted on Amazon Web Services. However these third parties do not have the right to use or access Epic customer data in any way except for providing that service.


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