After taking a longer time, Epic Games came to the conclusion and released Fortnite in Google Play Store. This game was initially released for PC users and then for the iOS users. Fortnite is a direct competitor to the most loved battle ground game PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds) and Call of Duty.
Epic Games had already made this game available for the android users but users were needed to download this game from the official website of Epic Games. But users basically don’t want to scroll website for downloading any game or app, they want apps to be available in Google Play Store when it’s free.
Why didn’t Epic Games release Fortnite earlier in Play Store
Epic Games has already clarified for which they were not releasing their game in Play Store. “Avoiding the 30 per cent ‘store tax’ is a part of Epic’s motivation,” CEO Tim Sweeney told Forbes. “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. And it’s disproportionate to the cost of the services these stores perform, such as payment processing, download bandwidth, and customer service.”
Tim Sweeney, CEO of Epic Games had given the logical reason for not releasing their game in Play Store platform. Then the question arises “Why Epic Games released their game now, doesn’t play store cut 30 % now ?” Well, company has clarified this question as well. Apps which is downloaded outside of Play Store gets flagged as Security threat and this pop-up somehow affects the user’s mind to consider it as malware.
“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 characterizing third party software sources as malware, and new efforts such as Google Play Protect to outright block software obtained outside the Google Play store,” the company said in the statement.
Fortnite can be downloaded from Google Play Store now. Downloading this game from Play Store may cost you 45 MB or more internet date. After launching this game, you will have to spend almost 7.5 GB internet data for getting the complete game. You can assume 45 MB internet data to be spent in downloading the launcher only.
More than 50,000 times Fortnite has been downloaded in Play Store and 2,499 users have rated. Users made this game to appear in Play Store with rating of 3.7. It is supported in Android 7(Nougat) and above. Users above the age of 7 years should play this game as per Epic Games.