Fortnite for Android Samsung exclusive could last for up to four months
Fortnite for Android Samsung exclusive could last for up to four months
Fortnite Is Ditching the Google Play Store
04 August, 2018, 02:13
In order to ensure that Fortnite is the same game on all platforms - including consoles and high-end PCs - Epic has specifically focused on "high-end Android devices".
The fact that Epic is so focused on high-end Android devices is perhaps why Fortnite Android is rumored to be exclusive to the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 at launch. 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. Considering the huge cost of running millions of constant online games that is a model that shouldn't make sense but Epic has been quite brilliant in how it makes money from the game: it allows players to buy in-game currency that then allows you to customize how your characters look in the game, and it charges "battle passes" - now $10 - that open up a wide variety of fun challenges within the game with rewards for their completion.
Most Android devices have a setting that disallow them downloading and loading apps outside the Google Play app store.
Earlier today, Epic Games confirmed that when Fortnite launches on Android, it will be distributed via Epic's own website, rather than the Google Play Store. This forced Epic Games to release Fortnite through the App Store for iPhone and iPad and give Apple a 30 percent cut for all IAPs made by players inside the game.
We'll continue to follow the Fortnite for Android saga, including keeping a lookout for that mystery release date. For one, Epic has a storied history of "direct to customer" distribution, especially with Fortnite.
Game maker Epic's decision not to go through Google's official app store - which is simple to access through Android phones - is due to Google taking a 30 per cent cut of revenue.
The developer didn't confirm when the game is going to be released. "There's a similar procedure in adjusting permissions when running Fortnite itself for the first time, but after that, the title sits on your smartphone and loads up exactly like any standard game you may have grabbed from Google Play". And it's disproportionate to the cost of the services these stores perform, such as payment processing, download bandwidth, and customer service.
The game will likely be available via an APK download on Epic's site. Sweeney thinks that all operating systems should provide security this way, rather than allowing a single store owner to decide what users can or cannot install.
Though players are opened up to security risks on open platforms, Sweeney says gamers have shown they're up to the responsibility that comes with using one.
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