Fortnite, the now-famous title for iPhone, iPad, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC is about to land on Android. But can not be downloaded by everyone
Because of the graphics and the power required, the Android version of Fornite requires a high-end smartphone to work. Therefore, of the 2.5 billion Android devices worldwide, only 300 million will smoothly run the game, according to Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney.
Leaked bby XDA-Developers has obtained, the popular multiplayer game arrives on Android in a mode that is perhaps the most interesting part of the issue. Sweeney has revealed to VentureBeat that the game will require the APK to be downloaded from the company’s official website, or from the Epic Games website.. Yes, you read that right, Fortnite will arrive on Android, but not through the Google Play Store.
But why did Epic Games not choose the Play Store as a distribution platform? We anticipate you, there is also an economic motivation.
Since Fornite is free, the only revenue for Epic Games is in-app purchases. Even from this point of view, the game is a success: Fortnite has generated more than a billion dollars in revenues to date, and the downloads are not counted.
In-app payments on Fortnite for Android can be made by credit card and PayPal account.