Epic has shared a couple of extra particulars in regards to the upcoming Android launch of Fortnite. After launching on iOS again in April, the phenomenally common battle royale sport is coming to Android gadgets this summer, and the developer has now revealed that the sport will not be accessible via the Google Play retailer like most different video games for the platform. That permits Epic to earn more money on every buy within the free-to-play sport, nevertheless it signifies that customers should undergo a considerably unconventional course of to obtain and set up it.
Epic confirmed to GameSpot that Android customers won’t be able to obtain Fortnite on their gadgets from Google’s digital retailer, however somewhat via its personal service. According to the developer, this determination was made partly to bypass the 30% “store tax” that might usually be utilized to purchases made on Google Play.
“It’s a high cost in a world where game developers’ 70 per cent must cover all the cost of developing, operating, and supporting their games,” Epic stated. “And it’s disproportionate to the cost of the services these stores perform, such as payment processing, download bandwidth, and customer service.”
This stands in distinction to the iOS model of Fortnite, which is accessible to obtain proper from Apple’s App Store. According to Epic, it could have likewise provided Fortnite for iOS via its personal web site if it have been capable of, however the closed nature of Apple’s ecosystem prevented that.
The different good thing about providing Fortnite via its personal platform, Epic says, is that it permits the studio to “bring its games directly to customers.” Once it rolls out for Android, customers will have the ability to go to Epic’s website and obtain the sport from there. However, should you’re hoping to play the sport on Android, you will must have a more moderen handset, as Epic says the sport requires a “recent high-end Android smartphone.”
The iOS model of Fortnite has been a significant success for Epic because it arrived on the platform again in spring. It has reportedly crossed 100 million downloads on iOS alone and rakes in $2 million per day. While Epic hasn’t shared any footage of the Android model in motion but, you may check out how the sport runs on iOS within the video above.