Google Acknowledges Epic’s ‘Fortnite’ Isn’t On The Play Store

Google Acknowledges Epic’s ‘Fortnite’ Isn’t On The Play Store

Despite Epic having clarified its release plans for the game several times, some fans may still expect Fortnite Android to be available on Google Play. "See a complete picture of your digital habits and disconnect when you want to". Instead, Epic Games will offer the title on Android through its own launcher. Subsequently, once this wave starts to subside, the company will then bring Fortnite on Play Store.

Just fire up the Play Store on your phone, and search for "Fortnite Mobile" or some variation on the name to get the message. Look closely at that message and one will notice that Fortnite Battle Royale is spelled incorrectly, as the word "Royal" is missing an "e".

"It's a high cost in a world where game developers' 70 per cent must cover all the cost of developing, operating, and supporting their games", Epic said. Whether this is a mere typo or Google doesn't know how to spell the name of the game is unclear, but it's a somewhat amusing mishap nonetheless. After that, the beta will open to a handful more. The game will appear in the Samsung Game Launcher and in the Galaxy Apps store.

Tom Lee: Bitcoin Is The Best House in a Tough Market
More importantly, the price failed to test the 50% Fib retracement level of the last decline from the $7,167 high to $6,139 low. The second largest cryptocurrency was trading at $410 yesterday but has lost $40 so far and now trades at $370 per coin.

While this move will make Epic Games more money than otherwise, it will also set up a unsafe precedent for Google. If the battle royale genre loses steam, it might have trouble getting users to its website to download the game, which requires extra steps and makes updating a pain.

Google's cut is 30% of all user purchases made on the Play Store, same as Apple's for the App Store.

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