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Still, the company has not declared the release date yet for the Android version of Fortnite. But if the rumors are to be believed the game is going to launch along with the Upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note launch. However, the company has not clarified and declined to comment on the rumor. Regardless of the rumor, the game is going to make a strong statement by not releasing the game through the google play store. The company is trying to bypass the 30% share revenue which needs to be given to the Google play store.
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For Fortnite on iOS, the company announced that the game will be distributed on the App store, most likely because it had no other way to allow the iPhone user to easily download the software. Apple unlike Google does not allow their user to install from the third party unless it is marked appropriate by the app store. The Epic company’s CEO clarified by stating that they want to have a direct relation with the customers on all platforms where it is possible. He also added that internet is a blessing for the digital revolution and it allows to connect with the user without any middleman or distributors.
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The company further clarified on the issue by stating that the other reason is the financial reason. The company does not want to pay Google’s 30% cut as the entire game generates revenue through in-app purchase. According to them, all the cost of making the game reverts back through the in-app purchase so it is unaffordable for them to pay the google.
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Reasonably, there are many concerns over the company’s stand to distribute the game through the website. This might open up Android to the potential security or data privacy risks. Since running the third party software outside of the Google play store involves removing certain safety protection which is beneficial for the Android user. Any hacker can create fortnite apps similar page and can enter to the user device.
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Still, the Epic Game is making such a brave move with the Android release of the fortnite app, which is indeed going to be the company’s most popular platform. Many eye-popping turns of events are going to happen. Whether the decision is going to be beneficial or it will lead to the disaster will be known soon.