Epic Games’ trendy battle royale game has been available on all gaming platforms, including iOS devices for mobile gamers. Now, Epic announced that the game is finally heading to Android devices today, but will be exclusive to Samsung devices for a few days.
CNET revealed that Fortnite would be available to download on the following Samsung Galaxy phones such as the S7, S7 Edge, S8, S8 Plus, Note 8, S9, S9 Plus. Fortnite’s exclusivity on Samsung phones will last from August 9 to August 12, which is currently downloadable via the Samsung Game Launcher. Fortnite will come to all Android devices on August 12.
It has been previously reported that Fortnite for Android devices will skip the Google Play Store and will be distributed directly by the developer. This move will let Epic Games make more money from the game, given that Google won’t be able to take a commission from the money earned through in-game transactions. Speaking to GameSpot, Epic revealed that the decision was to bypass the 30 percent “store tax” that is applied to purchases made on Google Play.
“It’s a high cost in a world where game developers’ 70 percent must cover all the cost of developing, operating, and supporting their games,” Epic said. “And it’s disproportionate to the cost of the services these stores perform, such as payment processing, download bandwidth, and customer service.”
The recent release of Fortnite on Android makes the battle royale game available on all platforms including the PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and iOS devices.