The company “Epic Games” announced today that its famous Fortnite game will finally be available for download via the Google Store after players had previously had to download it from the IBC store, or download it from another source.
Epic shook the gaming market more than 18 months ago when it refused to release the Android version of its famous game Fortnite Battle Royale on Google Store, in order to avoid paying Google’s “Store Tax”, which amounts to 30%.
The gaming company with this decision was able to collect 15 million downloads of the game on Android in just 21 days without Google’s help. But now that Google has made adjustments to its security system IPC has abandoned its fight, and has made Fortnite available on the Google Store.
The IBC statement, published by Business Insider, indicates that it has made the change reluctantly.
IPC said she believed that Google puts her and other programs that are downloaded out of her store in “inappropriate mode”, accusing Google of targeting users “with scary and frequent pop-ups about security procedures” to warn users about third-party software.
Google uses these procedures to deter users from downloading malware, but IPC says that this has a negative impact on legitimate applications such as their ones.
Fortnight’s placement on Google Play means that IPC will now have to pay 30% of the money you earn from Google’s in-app purchases. Last year, the site “9 to 5 Google” (9to5Google) reported that IPC tried to allow it Google to enter its store without paying tax, but Google did not agree.
EPIC CEO Tim Sweeney called on Google to “review its policies and business transactions in the near future, so that all software developers have free access to customers and engage in trade with them on Android through open services, including payment services.”
Just last month, Google introduced an advanced protection program for Android phones, which prevents side-loaded applications like Fortnight from accessing Android systems. This subscription program is based on an antivirus program launched in 2017.