The game has been available on Android for a while now but the company has decided not to release it via Google's app store due to high share they would have to provide Google for each purchase.
Clearly Epic Games has now grown tired of not being on the most populous app store on the planet, and have caved in under the pressure of Google's ecosystem.
The company's statement makes it clear that this move is not made without the slightest scorn. In fact, the company still believes that the 30 percent cut Google gets is unreasonable, and that they make developers outside the app store feel like criminals by issuing them similar status as malware.
You'll still be able to acquire the game outside the app store like you did before the announcement if you don't want Google to get a cut.
It is fairly certain that figures on Android haven't been satisfactory to Epic Games and this move was forced upon them. Now it remains to be seen how it can compete with a long-time Google Play favorite PUBG Mobile on Android.
You can download Fortnite from Google Play here.
Fortnite is now available on the Google Play Store.-- Fortnite (@FortniteGame) April 21, 2020
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Written by: Matti Vähäkainu @ 22 Apr 2020 10:52