Fortnite's Android release will dodge the Google Play Store, developer Epic confirms

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

Rather than being uploaded to Google Play and being offered through the Play Store, Epic Games is essentially rolling out its own Fortnite app store in an effort to bank the 30% that would generally go to Google.

"The 30 percent store tax is a high cost in a world where game developers' 70 percent must cover all the cost of developing, operating, and supporting their games", said Sweeney. That's reasonable for consoles, but not for open platforms like Android, according to Sweeney.

Sweeney says Epic has chatted to Google about their shared goal of keeping players safe on the platform and that, along with the issue of money, the move is motivated by the company's love of open platforms and the drive to have a "direct relationship" with customers on as many platforms as possible. With a huge and ostensibly trustworthy game publisher instructing its players to disable the outside sources security check on their phones, malware distributors need only expend a tiny amount of effort to make their previously shady-looking security bypass look like Epic's legitimate instructions on how to play the game. Rumors have begun to heat up about exactly when Android players will get to play, but one interesting tidbit has already escaped from Epic's servers: how they'll play the game. There's still no set date for when the game will launch on Android. Epic Games has made a decision to not distribute the game through the Google Play Store for financial reasons. Now, we know what to expect: the popular battle royale game could take a long while to arrive to other Android devices like the Google Pixel, LG series or OnePlus.

Android keeps installing apps from unknown sources disabled by default for security reasons.

The lengthy FAQ can be found at Eurogamer-but it doesn't include an answer to the million-dollar question of exactly when Fortnite will launch on Android for public consumption, nor exactly which hardware it will be compatible with at launch.

But so far, Android users have been unable to get in on the action. For one, Epic has a storied history of "direct to customer" distribution, especially with Fortnite. However, the company would not have been able to take a similar approach to the game's release on iOS due to restrictions imposed by Apple. Lastly, he states that Android's permission system will help protect users by informing them of what an app will be allowed to do. If you look at it, the stores on the smartphone platforms actually do very little.

With people playing the game so regularly due to it being free and time-limited, soon enough players are driven to pay to select their appearance and to carry out different challenges.

Related News:

  • Demi Lovato's Bodyguard Credited With Saving Her Life

    Demi Lovato's Bodyguard Credited With Saving Her Life

    One of TMZ's sources, said: "She could die if she doesn't, and that's not going to be on my watch that we did nothing". Cape Town - Demi Lovato has reportedly agreed to enter rehab after allegedly overdosing on opioids.
    Tim Allen's character on 'Last Man Standing' won't be talking about Trump

    Tim Allen's character on 'Last Man Standing' won't be talking about Trump

    Allen, who is a conservative Trump supporter, discussed the climate for comedians in the current hyper-partisan political era. Meanwhile, the Last Man Standing crew addressed comparisons drawn by fans and foes alike between their show and Roseanne .
    ALF Reboot in Development at Warner Bros

    ALF Reboot in Development at Warner Bros

    ALF originally aired on NBC and the network has had luck by bringing back Will and Grace for a revival season recently. Alf is now a pop icon, and the show is often referenced by other TV series llke " The Big Bang Theory " and " Mr.
  • Danish ban on Islamic full-face veil takes effect

    Danish ban on Islamic full-face veil takes effect

    Instead, the law criminalises women for their choice of clothing - making a mockery of the freedoms Denmark purports to uphold'. Muslims account for approximately five percent of Denmark's population, with around 200 women opting to wear an Islamic veil.
    Samsung leads global smartphone market, Huawei pips Apple

    Samsung leads global smartphone market, Huawei pips Apple

    Chinese firm Huawei has overtaken Apple to become the world's second largest smartphone maker by market share, new figures reveal. Huawei has nearly no market share in the USA , due to government accusations that it is tied to the Chinese government.
    Apple just became the first $1 trillion public company

    Apple just became the first $1 trillion public company

    Stock buybacks reduce the number of shares a company has on the open market, driving up the price of the remaining shares. Apple hit the US$1 trillion mark when its shares reached an all-time high of US$207.05 around midday in NY (4am NZT).
  • US president Trump proposes car-mileage rollback; states sue in protest

    US president Trump proposes car-mileage rollback; states sue in protest

    It met its 2020 goals four years early, but hitting the next target will be much harder without cleaner vehicles. Despite the waiver , California still fails to meet federal clean air guidelines, the agencies noted.
    Sony’s PS4 Worldwide Shipments Top 82.2 Million Units

    Sony’s PS4 Worldwide Shipments Top 82.2 Million Units

    The figures are Sony's first quarterly results under new CEO Kenichiro Yoshida, who replaced Kazuo Hirai in April. That boosted royalties received by Sony, sending operating profit up 28% from a year ago to ¥32.1-billion.
    At least 15 dead as gunmen storm Afghan government building

    At least 15 dead as gunmen storm Afghan government building

    He said at least 15 people had been killed and 15 wounded although the total may rise as rescue workers search the site. The larger of the two attacks saw ISIS forces attacking a refugee office in Jalalabad , the capital of Nangarhar.
  • Suspect in doctor's killing transferred house deed day earlier

    Suspect in doctor's killing transferred house deed day earlier

    An open gate also sparked concern the suspect may have tried to gain reentry to the home one day after it was searched by police. On Monday, Houston police tweeted out video of the suspect in a nearby neighborhood immediately following the doctor's shooting.
    West Nile fever confirmed in Kozhikode

    West Nile fever confirmed in Kozhikode

    In a very few cases, West Nile fever leads to encephalitis or meningitis with associated neck stiffness, confusion, or seizures. The resident started to feel ill on July 27 and was hospitalized the next day, the release said.
    Murray 'starting from scratch' in Washington

    Murray 'starting from scratch' in Washington

    But Murray clinched a second, and decisive, break in the ninth game of the set and held on to level the match at one set apiece. If I win a couple of matches here, I could move up 300, 400 spots in a week, which is nice.


Most liked

China threatens U.S. with $60B in tariffs on coffee, honey
The ministry also said that the United States measures violated the World Trade Organization rules and damaged China's interests. The US tariffs now in place or threatened add up to nearly half of the value of goods it imported from China a year ago .

Pompeo Renews Calls for the Return of American Pastor Imprisoned in Turkey
Cavusoglu told Turkish press that the meeting was "constructive", but also spoke out against the sanctions. Pastor Brunson is an innocent pastor and they need to let him a return to the United States".

Yellowstone Park superintendent: Man taunting bison was 'reckles
The man escaped serious injury only because it was the bison who made the decision to walk away. A video of the bison incident was captured by Lindsey Jones of Elko, Nevada, on August 1.

White House: 'The President Is Not Obstructing, He's Fighting Back'
Democratic lawmakers criticized Trump for seeking an end to the probe and urged that Congress protect the investigation. Giuliani said. "We have every reason to believe they don't have anything of the President doing anything wrong".

Galaxy Note 9 Leaks In Officially Uploaded Video
Not only do we have a very detailed look at the yet to be announced device, certain markets will receive a 512GB variant as well . On top of the onboard storage, the Galaxy Note9 will also support up to a full 1TB of additional storage via microSD.

China Imposes $60B Retaliatory Tariffs on U.S.
Why is China threatening more tariffs? The Chinese commerce ministry blamed the United States for escalating the situation. The US and China implemented tariffs on $46 billion worth of each others' goods in July.

Verizon and Motorola Unveil the First U.S. 5G Smartphone-Sort Of
However, its primary selling point will be the fact that it is upgradeable and we will be getting to that in just a bit. Moving on to Motorola One Power , the upcoming phone will be smartphone maker's second Android One device after Moto X4.

Assam issue India's internal matter: Official UNB, Dhaka
Will they be left in limbo without rights? Almost all were Muslim and many were children. There have been no reports of violence and security remains tight.

Despite warnings from GOP leaders, Trump continues shutdown threats
He acknowledged, however, that many "well-meaning" Republicans wanted him to wait until after the mid-term elections. In recent years none of the bills have been done on time and the government has flirted with a shutdown.

Swedish crown jewels stolen from cathedral before…
The crown jewels of Charles IX and his wife Christina were buried with them upon their deaths in 1611 and 1625 respectively. There has been no confirmation from the police, but the assumption is that the thieves smashed the glass.

Kohli scores his first Test century in England
Yes, he was dropped twice but that does not take away from the fact Edgbaston got to witness a master at work. Murali Vijay and Shikhar Dhawan looked at ease as they got to 50 without breaking much of a sweat.

Donald Trump Issues Another 'Thank You' To Dictator Kim Jong Un
The U.S. military flew the remains from Osan Air Base in South Korea after they had undergone an initial field forensic review. Byrd said the process to fully identify the remains, now more than 60 years old, could take anywhere from days to decades.

Trade threats unnerve global markets
Mr Trump has ultimately threatened tariffs on more than $US500bn in Chinese goods, covering virtually all U.S. imports from China. China says the United States is trying to stop the rise of a competitor and it has imposed its own tariffs on US goods.

National Archives to review all Kavanaugh records by October, potentially delaying confirmation
The documents could be produced earlier via a separate source: the Bush presidential library, which is conducting its own review. However, it should be possible to get the documents to Senators much more quickly than the Archives review process permits.

White House Repeatedly Refuses To Say Journos Aren't 'Enemy Of The People'
But he told Sanders that "the president of the United States should not refer to us as the enemy of the American people ". He made it particularly easy for Sanders to say what had been clear to the country in less authoritarian times.