Long awaited, the release of Fortnite on Android has finally arrived. Missing the Play Store, it will represent a huge shortfall for Google.
It was during the announcement of the Galaxy Note 9 that we learned the release of the beta version of Fortnite on Android, with a temporary exclusive for the Samsung Galaxy range. But the real important information is the choice made by Epic Games not to offer its game on the Play Store.
To download it you have to go directly through the official Epic Games website, the goal for the company is to do not have to surrender the usual 30% commissions from the Google Play Store.
According to the calculations of the very serious Sensor Tower, it is more than 50 million dollars going under the nose of Google, only for the year 2018. Still according to the analysis of Sensor Tower, Fortnite has achieved a turnover of $ 180 million since its release on iOS, and thus donated over $ 54 million to Apple for its presence in the AppStore.
The company has decided to maximize the profits of its game, and relies on its current popularity to not have to benefit from the simplicity of installation and the highlight in the rankings of the Google Play Store.