Google Play Store Now Tells You It Doesn't Have Fortnite

11 August, 2018, 23:46 | Author: Rickey Flowers
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It is a decision likely motivated by Google's 30% cut on all microtransactions, and since revenue generated by Fortnite comes from exclusively from mictrotransactions, Epic Games are unsurprisingly unwilling to hand a chunk of this to Google. In addition to that, users who pre-order the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 between August 10, and August 23 will get the option to either choose 15,000 V-bucks (in-game currency) with Fortnite Galaxy skin or a pair of AKG noise-canceling headphones. The latter bit was a direct appeal to gamers and Epic Games' partnership with Samsung will not go down with Google. There's only one title (Battle Breakers), and it's not available yet. Google has typically encouraged users to download apps through the Play Store for security purposes, although the company has remained oddly silent about this, at least until now.

This stands in contrast to the iOS version of Fortnite, which is available to download right from Apple's App Store. You can toggle these apps on to permanently stay in your app drawer or just add a simple home screen shortcut.

The reason the company behind Fortnite has made a decision to release the game on Android without the Play store is simple: money. That 30 percent revenue cut is the same for Google Play.

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Epic has shared a few more details about the upcoming Android release of Fortnite.

We expect that once Fortnite rolls out to the full compliment of supported Android devices, its launch revenue on the platform will closely resemble the first several months of App Store player spending.

Even more concerning than the malware threat with just Fortnite for Android, however, is what this could mean for other app developers going forward.

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