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Fortnite to skip Google Play Store on Android, possible new trend?

Discussion in 'News and Gossip' started by Croc, Aug 3, 2018.

  1. Croc

    Croc Well-Known Member

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    https://www.bbc.com/news/technology-45063002

    According to this recent report, Epic Games will not be publishing the upcoming Android version of Fortnite to the Google Play Store. Instead, they will distribute the game directly from their mobile website.

    I understand where they are coming from a business perspective. They will not have to give up that 30% cut to Google, like they do for iOS devices. However, from a usability standpoint, this is a bad idea. It will discourage a ton of non-technical gamers to pass on the game if they have to enable the "Untrusted Sources" option in Android Settings just to install the app.

    What do you all think about this?
     
  2. Will

    Will Sectional Moderator

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    I think it will be on the Samsung app store, since their partnership.
     
  3. Croc

    Croc Well-Known Member

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    That, but it will also be distributed directly from their website, which opens a lot of doors for security vulnerabilities to get through if the user forgets to disable the setting after installing Fortnite.