The launch of Fortnite Battle Royale has left Google in a slight predicament. Whereas Google is in no way hard up for cash, Fortnite Battle Royale for Android definitely represented the potential for a comparatively massive income stream for an app. That’s, till Epic Video games determined it would launch Fortnite for Android from its own website, circumventing the Play Retailer.
However income apart, there’s additionally the matter of Google in all probability not liking the concept of giant titles circumventing the Play Retailer as a precedent. Plus, the dearth of Fortnite Battle Royale inside the Play Retailer poses a slight safety threat to customers, as there are fairly a number of V-bucks scams and malicious clones seeking to capitalize on the recognition of Fortnite.
That’s why the Google Play retailer now shows a message to customers in response to searches for “Fortnite,” “Fortnite Battle Royale” and different related search queries.
“Fortnite Battle Royal by Epic Video games, Inc will not be obtainable on Google Play,” reads the message.
That’s proper. Google misspelled the “Royale” in Battle Royale. It was seemingly an trustworthy mistake, however given the truth that Epic Video games is making upwards of $300 million in income a month, which Google will not be getting a lower of, it makes for some enjoyable back-and-forth for us spectators.
Google lists PUBG Cellular, Fortnite’s greatest competitor, on the high of all Fortnite Battle Royale queries, however doesn’t embody something in its message round easy methods to truly discover the actual Fortnite Battle Royale for Android .
Whereas Google Play’s app assessment course of ought to catch the overwhelming majority of malicious clones, the message is not less than reasonably useful for people listening to in regards to the Android model of Battle Royale with out figuring out the main points round Epic’s launcher.
For what it’s price, Fortnite for Android isn’t but obtainable to everybody. The sport launched yesterday as a Samsung exclusive for people with a Galaxy S 7 or increased, and can change into obtainable to all Android cellphone house owners on August 12.[by way of 9to5Google]