Studio Epic Games abandoned the idea to distribute the Android version of the Fortnite survival simulator through the Google Play store. Instead, said the head of the company, Tim Sweeney, users will be directed to the official site of Fortnite, where they can download the installer and download the game to any compatible Android-device.
According to Sweeney, the decision to go around Google Play is dictated by two factors. First, developers want to keep a direct connection with Fortnite players, which can not be provided by a third-party platform. On a PC, for example, the company also distributes the action through its own installer Epic Games Launcher, and does not resort to the services of the popular service Valve Steam.
The second reason is financial. In Epic they do not want to share with Google 30% of their earnings, especially given that the whole game is built on purchases within the application. “A 30 percent store tax is a high price in the world, in which developers are given 70% to cover all costs associated with creating, working and supporting their games,” Sweeney said.