18 months after official launch on Android, Fortnite finally comes to Google Play Store.
The reason behind all the procedures previously found in Android version was the disagreement between Google and Epic Games, leading the game to be only available via the official website.
You may find the statement below, (via Polygon.)
After 18 months of operating Fortnite on Android outside of the Google Play Store, we’ve come to a basic realization:
Google puts software downloadable outside of Google Play at a disadvantage, through technical and business measures such as scary, repetitive security pop-ups for downloaded and updated software, restrictive manufacturer and carrier agreements and dealings, Google public relations characterizing third party software sources as malware, and new efforts such as Google Play Protect to outright block software obtained outside the Google Play store.
Because of this, we’ve launched Fortnite for Android on the Google Play Store. We’ll continue to operate the Epic Games App and Fortnite outside of Google Play, too.
We hope that Google will revise its policies and business dealings in the near future, so that all developers are free to reach and engage in commerce with customers on Android and in the Play Store through open services, including payment services, that can compete on a level playing field.
Fortnite is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC via Epic Games Store.