Epic Games' multiplayer hit Fortnite continues to win fans on new gaming platforms. Following the release of Battle Royale on Apple devices, Fortnite is gearing up for a release on Android devices. Only Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney was quick to warn gamers that the anticipated action movie will be distributed through its own developer site, so you shouldn't expect it on Google Play.
The reason for this decision is trivial: money, money, and again money. Tim Sweeney is extremely dissatisfied with the 30% commission that the founders of the platform take for any actions of gamers with the game, whether it is buying the full version of the project or a microtransaction. And if in the case of Apple devices, the developers had no choice and they had to distribute their game through the App Store, then when Fortnite was released on Android, there were no such problems. Unless users who want to download Fortnite will have to understand the specifics of installing apk-files.
Gen. The director of Epic Games admits that the founders of gaming platforms should receive a commission for selling games, but no more than 6% on mobile devices or 10% on Steam, and the current 30% is a real robbery and absolutely illogical phenomenon. As a positive example, Tim Sweeney cited the Visa banking system, which receives no more than 5% commission from user transactions.
At the same time, he has nothing against 30% commission on game consoles like Xbox One and PlayStation 4. Tim Sweeney and his company Epic Games have actively collaborated with Microsoft for 10 years, so they are well aware of the costs of console platform holders for design , marketing and sales of set-top boxes that are sold at prices below the real cost.
The creator of Fortnite has already called his actions a "digital revolution" and invites other video game developers to follow suit and boycott the profit-hungry gaming stores.
Fortnite became the main hit of the last year and took the first line among the most popular games among Moscow users. And if you haven't decided yet whether it is worth spending time on a new creation by Epic Games, then we suggest you check out our article, where we consider which is better: Fortnite or PUBG.
The Topic of Article: Official: Android version of Fortnite will not appear on Google Play.