Fortnite fans on Android weren't happy when word surfaced that the game would be an exclusive title for Samsung on the newly unveiled Galaxy Note 9 and other newer Galaxy devices via Galaxy Apps. Regardless, come Tuesday, you might want to double up on the walls when building a fort, and be a little bit more cautious of this.
Epic Games launched the game on Apple's store in mid-March, and has since then earned more than United States dollars 180 million on iOS devices.
When I reached out to Epic CEO Tim Sweeney for comment, he didn't praise Google's action, but did call it "reasonable". To get on the list, go to Epic Games' official website and register with your email address.
Many publications and advisors do not recommend users installing third-party apps not officially supported by a device's official app store, due to security concerns. Epic Games, the team behind the massively successful game have added the new weapon as "coming soon" in the in-game update window that players see upon logging into the game.
Meanwhile, there have been concerns that the download makes it more hard on users with older Android devices to access the game, because the process for sideloading apps isn't as straightforward.
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You need to be logged in to post a comment. The app still won't be available in the Google Play store when it does release. It should be noted, perhaps, that Google's message makes no mention of how players can find the game, or even that it is available elsewhere.
"Avoiding the 30% "store tax" is a part of Epic's motivation", said Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney.
As you probably know, however, the Android launch of Fortnite differs in that the game is not available on the Google Play Store.
The Chinese tech conglomerate Tencent partly owns Epic Games. There would also be technical user and content filtering measures put in place, to be relaxed over time as appropriate.
Did you know one news about Fortnite? While one odd move by Epic Games won't be a make or break situation for Google Play revenue (which always lags iOS), if it became the norm, Google's losses could climb.