Fortnite to skip Google Play on Android

Fortnite Mobile Won't Be Available on Google Play Store, EPIC Reveals Why

Fortnite Mobile Won't Be Available on Google Play Store, EPIC Reveals Why

In order to ensure that Fortnite is the same game on all platforms - including consoles and high-end PCs - Epic has specifically focused on "high-end Android devices".

New information points to Fortnite being exclusively available to Samsung devices for up to 90 days after the Note 9 exclusive ends. Sweeney isn't suggesting that Apple's iOS App Store does warrant a 30% cut and the Play Store doesn't. A source tells AndroidHeadlines that once the Note 9 exclusivity ends, Samsung might retain exclusive rights to the game for an additional two to three months. Fortnite made $15 million during its first three weeks on iOS alone - we're no mathematicians, but 30% of that is a lot of money.

Epic Games can go down this route on Android because the platform allows users to install apps from sources other than the Google Play Store.

On Android, would-be Fortnite players will need to navigate to Epic's website to download an APK that will prompt users to adjust their security settings specific to that one file and then download the game in full.

Downloading an app outside the Google Play app store isn't something most users have done. The firm is yet to announce a release date for Fortnite on Android, but it should be just around the corner.

After that yet-unknown length of time, the game will likely be available for all gamers regardless of their device.

"It's a high cost in a world where game developers' 70 percent must cover all the cost of developing, operating, and supporting their games", he said. But the developer has now confirmed that to actually play it, they'll have to go outside Google's Play Store distribution service.

It seems that the rule book for how to release an Android game is going straight out the window when it comes to Fortnite.

"Epic wants to have a direct relationship with our customers on all platforms where that's possible", according to CEO Tim Sweeney.

That's set to change in the coming weeks as developer Epic Games gets set to make the game available for a clutch of Android-powered smartphones. A few cheap ads promising some free in-game experience points and skins is all it will take to attract users to fake downloads in droves. Sweeney doesn't seem to anxious about this, saying that "Gamers have proven able to adopt safe software practices, and gaming has thrived on the open PC platform through many sources".

"In our view, this is the way all computer and smartphone platforms should provide security, rather than entrusting one monopoly app store as the arbiter of what software users are allowed to obtain".

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