Popular Battle Royale game Fortnite can now be downloaded via Play Store
Epic Games finally made its popular battle royale game Fortnite available to download directly via Google Play Store. The game was initially launched to limited Samsung smartphones as beta, but later on, more and more high-end android devices were added as 'Supported Devices' which can access the game via Epic Games own App Store. Up to this point, the game was available on android through Epic's own app store or a Third Party Platform but now can be downloaded through Play Store easily.
In a statement released by the company,
"Google puts software downloadable outside of Google Play at a disadvantage, through technical and business measures such as scary, repetitive security pop-ups for downloaded and updated software, restrictive manufacturer and carrier agreements and dealings, Google public relations characterising third-party software sources as malware, and new efforts such as Google Play Protect to outright block software obtained outside the Google Play Store,”
Because of this, we’ve launched Fortnite for Android on the Google Play Store. We’ll continue to operate the Epic Games App and Fortnite outside of Google Play, too. We hope that Google will revise its policies and business dealings in the near future, so that all developers are free to reach and engage in commerce with customers on Android and in the Play Store through open services, including payment services, that can compete on a level playing field."
Epic Games clearly stated that Google takes a 30% cut of revenue for all in-app purchases from all developers. Publishing the game on its own App Store helped the company to make more profit.
ABOUT THE GAME
CREATIVE - Enter a universe of endless creative possibilities. Play games with your friends and explore countless community creations. Head to the Creative hub to check out new featured Islands every day.
BUILD & DESTROY - Shape the battlefield by building your own cover. Opponent hiding behind a wall? Take out their cover to get the edge.
GEAR UP - Board the battle bus and drop in on your favorite zone. Gather resources, collect gear, and battle your opponents! Last one standing wins.
SQUAD UP WITH FRIENDS - Team up with your friends around the world or in the same room!
EPIC UPDATES & EVENTS - Weekly updates constantly fuel the fun. New gameplay modes, serious and insane new looks for your avatar, new weapons and items….Fortnite is always expanding.
Download Fortnite from Google Play Store