If you’re a Fortnite fan and are excited play the game on your Android device, don't bother looking for it in the Google Play store. Epic Games has decided to release Fortnite as a direct download on Android systems. This means that players will have to download Fortnite through an installer directly off the game's official website sometime later this year.
Epic's CEO Tim Sweeney told GamesIndustry.biz that the studio was motivated by economic efficiency.
"The 30 percent store tax is a high cost in a world where game developers' 70 percent must cover all the cost of developing, operating, and supporting their games," Sweeney said. "There's a rationale for this on console where there's enormous investment in hardware, often sold below cost, and marketing campaigns in broad partnership with publishers. But on open platforms, 30 percent is disproportionate to the cost of the services these stores perform."
Thoughts ? I don’t understand why they would do this. Most people won’y know how to download it to there phone. Also, they’d probably get way more casual players to download the game if it was on the Google Play store.