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Fortnite Google Play
Fortnite Google Play, Before Fortnite could only be played on Android devices by downloading it from the Epic Games website.
We couldn’t download it from Google Play and had to go through some hurdles to get the game to work.
The ‘Fortnite’ is finally available on the Google Play Store
Epic Games had a perfectly reasonable reason for doing this: the company wanted to avoid the hefty 30% cut Google takes for hosting apps on its Android store.
By contrast, Epic Games only makes 12% of revenue from games on the Epic Game Store. It’s a pretty big difference.
Ever since Epic struck gold with Fortnite, the company has been advocating for better developer fees.
Either the Epic version of the Google Play store or the developers version of the Epic Games Store.
The company even has game publishing underway with truly innovative policies for developers.
However, after a year and a half, keeping Fortnite out of the Google Play store made no sense.
The use of Epic Games explained in a statement, added emphasis on the sign bit.
However, “after 18 months of running Fortnite on Android outside of the Google Play Store.
We have come to a fundamental conclusion:
Here Google puts downloadable software outside of Google Play at a disadvantage through technical and commercial measures such as fear.
- And also, repetitive security pop-ups for downloaded and updated software.
- However, restrictive manufacturer and carrier agreements and dealings, Google’s public relations are characterizing third-party software sources as malware.
- Then new efforts, like Google Play Protect, to completely block software obtained outside of the Google Play store.
- Since then, we have launched Fortnite for Android on the Google Play Store.
- We will last to operate the Epic Games and Fortnite app outside of Google Play as well.
- We hope that Google reviews its policies and business dealings soon so that all developers can contact and do business with customers on Android.
- In the Play Store, open services have been made, including paid services, which can compete on equal terms.
- In other words, Epic Games is admitting defeat here. Google’s attempts to confirm that all purchases are made through the Play Store have worked.
- So Epic is essentially saying that they were forced to release the game through the Google store. However, it will still be available as a third-party download.
- Is there a small chance that Google will change its policy and make more equitable cuts?
- Maybe not, at least not in the short term. I’m not sure at least part of this move in Epic’s interest has to do with Fortnite losing some ground in recent months.
- However, the game is still very popular, but the competition has taken its toll.
- The silver lining here, of course, is that it will be much easier for gamers to download Fortnite on their phones. And the additional players will almost certainly skip the game.
- I’ll have to try again on mobile since I haven’t played on that platform in a long time.
- Unlike PUBG, another Battle Royale game, Fortnite has never felt so good on mobile. PUBG is surprisingly good on touch screens.