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

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

This stands in contrast to the iOS version of Fortnite, which is available to download right from Apple's App Store. Epic Games has made a decision to not distribute the game through the Google Play Store for financial reasons.

Epic Games is confident about Fortnite for Android being as popular on the platform as it is on iOS. Fortnite players on Android will have to take the uncommon step of going straight to a web site, downloading an "APK" file, and opening up Android's permissions to approve the game's install.

It's also worth mentioning that Fortnite has also been globally successful on all platforms from a monetization perspective by managing to claw in over $1 billion in revenue for Epic Games. The first is that it wants a direct relationship with its customers. The great thing about the internet and digital revolution is that this is possible, now that physical storefronts and middlemen distributors are no longer required. Rumors claim that developers from Epic Games will not launch the game on the Google Play Store, but will instead provide instructions on how to sideload the game. However, this behemoth is entirely funded through in-app purchases.

"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.

The global smash-hit and critically acclaimed Fortnite for mobile is making its way to Android but not in a manner of which you would expect.

Mr Sweeney said gamers had proved they were "able to adopt safe software practices". "There's a rationale for this on console where there's enormous investment in hardware, often sold below cost, and marketing campaigns in broad partnership with publishers...30 percent is disproportionate to the cost of the services these stores perform, such as payment processing, download bandwidth, and customer service".

However, Sweeney later elaborates that Google's 30% cut of the revenue, or the Google Play "store tax" as Sweeney calls it, is also part of Epic's motivation to bypass the marketplace. This is necessary to install any app outside of the Play Store. The existing source code does refer to many specific Android models as opposed to offering a blanket "not on Android yet" response to general Android browser metadata.

Share

Advertisement

Related Posts

Lady Gaga calls for compassion after co-star's death
Genest was now working with former Rob Zombie guitarist Mike Riggs on a new album. In 2011 Genest appeared in Lady Gaga's Born This Way music video .

USA says Russian Federation meddling not 'robust' as 2016
Prosecutors are expected to detail Manafort's lucrative business relationship with Russia-friendly leaders in Ukraine. Schiff (Calif.), the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, and other Democrats have asserted .

Concerns Of Dam Failure Prompt Evacuations In Lynchburg, Va.
The city knew the dam couldn't handle 2 feet of rain, the maximum it was supposed to be able to cope with, Perrow says. Officials have warned residents not to drive down flooded streets, adding that the floodwater may contain debris.

Apple hits $1tr mark
PetroChina , the world's fourth biggest oil company by revenue, was the first company to pass the $1tn mark in 2007. And in 5 years maybe Canada will be worth less than the company that sold you your phone.

China says fully prepared for United States threats on escalating trade war
Advisers reportedly told President Trump that China's authorities would be more likely to yield if higher tax rates were imposed. China reported a current account deficit of US$34 billion for the first quarter of 2018, according to Trading Economics .

Motorola starts testing Android 8.1 Oreo on Moto G5
Motorola is offering the Moto Z3 in black and it will retail for $480 (~Rs 33,000) in the USA through Verizon for time being. It will be running on the latest Android 8 .1 Oreo out of the box and should get the Android P update later this year.

Trump EPA to Roll Back Back Obama-Era Gas Mileage Standards
Reforming Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards is a huge tax cut for American auto buyers, up to a $7,200 per vehicle. The states that have adopted California's emission rules together make up about one third of the US auto market.

Scaramucci Critiques Trump Supporters Heckling CNN
CNN has always been Trump's media bullseye, and he has refused to take questions from the news network, dubbing it " fake news ". Acosta pressed his point in a follow up, asking her again to directly say that the press was not the " enemy of the people ".

Android P is coming on August 20: Evan Blass
If it's August 20th in the United States , it's likely going to be August 21 here in Australia that we see the announcement. Previous beta versions revealed that Android P will feature smart notifications, a redesigned notifications shade etc.

Germany global Meyer moves to Palace
This is still a major signing for the Eagles who are looking to make a big impact on the Premier League this year. Meyer had been unable to agree a deal with the Bundesliga side and had not trained with the team since April.

© 2015 ExpressNewsline. All Rights reserved.