Fortnite, the famous battle royale of Epic Games, officially arrives on the Play Store, the Android application store. It is now easier for all players to install the game on their smartphone or tablet. And this version is visibly identical to that offered directly by Epic. Does this mean that Epic has abandoned the fight against the Google tax?
Fortnite is one of the great video game successes of the past few years, as a study published earlier this year shows. the image of PUBG, Fortnite is a battle royale where dozens of players compete in the same environment. The interest of such a title is to be present on as many platforms as possible so that players can connect at any time and start a game. This is how in 2018 Fortnite arrived on mobile, especially Android. But Epic did not choose the easy.
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Indeed, for many months, the game publisher has not wanted to submit Fortnite Google for integration into the Play Store. The reason is obvious: Epic Games didn't want to pay Google to be present on the Play Store. Remember that the Mountain View company receives a commission on the sale of applications (fun or not) and integrated purchases. Tim Sweeney, the boss of Epic, has always claimed that this commission is unfair.
Even version of the game, even integrated purchases
This is how, since the arrival of Fortnite on Android, players must download and install the application from the official Epic Games website (by unlocking the setting that normally prevents the installation of applications from third-party sources). But this is no longer the case since this week. Indeed, Fortnite has officially arrived on the Play Store. You will find the direct link at the end of this article.
Obviously, this arrival on the Play Store brings up several questions. The first concerns the version of the game: is it different from the one available on the Epic website? Fortunately, it seems not. Ms. interface. Same options. Ms. gameplay. Note that the version of the Play Store weighs 107 MB. It is compatible with Android 7.1 and includes integrated purchases, the price of which is 5,100 euros. The second important question concerns Epic's arm wrestling with Google: Did Tim Sweeney Pay The Commission On Integrated Purchases? No official comments on this subject at this time. But many claim that it does.
Click here to download Fortnite from the Play Store