If Epic Games finds that the economic benefits outweigh any issues that arise from being MIA in the Play store, perhaps other Android video game and app developers will seek to go around Google, regardless of the security risk to its own users.
After signing up for the beta on your Pie-powered phone and downloading Digital Wellbeing from the Play Store, it doesn't actually show up in your app drawer.
Fortnite is finally available on Android, in its beta stage, but Google could be the biggest losers after Epic Games' decision to avoid using the Google Play store. As such, those who search for "Fortnite" on Google Play will see a message informing them that it is unavailable on the platform. Well, now Google is making it extra-clear that you can't download Fortnite with a bespoke message in mobile search results. He also shared a screengrab of the Play Store message on his August 9 post.
If anyone at Google is reading this, it's spelt 'Royale, ' not 'Royal'.
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While this move will make Epic Games more money than otherwise, it will also set up a risky precedent for Google.
Yesterday, Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 9, choosing to focus on a wide variety of features for an upgrade instead of the device's overall external design. Most developers just deal with that because having your title in the Play Store makes it easier to reach a large audience.
The message that pops up says that "Fortnite Battle Royal by Epic Games, Inc is not available on Google Play". It's only visible on the Play Store app, but we doubt those looking for Fortnite will be using the site anyway.