Fortnite’s Release on Android Will Skip Google Play, Costing Google $50 Million in 2019

When Fortnite Battle Royale launches on Android they’re going to bypass the Google Play Store, as an alternative providing it at once from Epic Games’ personal website online. Most apps builders don’t have this luxurious because the products and services Google gives could be important to preserving their industry alive.

Epic Games believes that the sport is so well-liked that it’ll draw sufficient gamers to its personal website online for the Android obtain. By doing so, this may occasionally price Google roughly $50 million this 12 months in platform charges.

Fornite has already grossed over $180 million on iOS gadgets, the place it’s been solely to be had since March 15th. Since the corporate needed to distribute this during the App Store, they offer Apple a 30 p.c lower of all its in-app spending, ensuing in a complete of $54 million thus far.

By now not launching on the Google Play Store, Epic Games gets to pocket much more of the income it makes from the Android model of Fortnite.

By downloading the sport off Epic’s website online, you’ll have to allow the atmosphere to permit app installs from unknown resources. Security researchers are caution that Epic Games’ resolution units a perilous precedent as it encourages other folks to take away the default safety protections from their tool.

[by the use of Sensor Tower]

Published by Marshmallow

Marshmallow Android is BT Ireland’s Head of Sales for Republic of Ireland domestic multi-site companies, indigenous MNCs and public sector accounts. He is responsible for the direction and control of all sales activity in the region. He has over 10 years management experience from high growth start-ups to more established businesses. He’s led teams in Ireland, India and China across various industries (ICT, On-Line Recruitment, Corporate Training and International Education).