Now according to a report from 9to5Google, Epic has finally given in and have announced that they will be bringing Fortnite to Google Play. The company is also hoping that Google will reconsider its policies where they claim that the 30% cut that Google requests from developers is “illegal” for a distribution platform that has a market share of over 50%.
Google has since responded to Epic’s claims by saying, “Android enables multiple app stores and choices for developers to distribute apps. Google Play has a business model and billing policy that allow us to invest in our platform and tools to help developers build successful businesses while keeping users safe. We welcome any developer that recognizes the value of Google Play and expect them to participate under the same terms as other developers.”
We imagine that Epic can’t be too thrilled with the 30% cut, especially when back in 2018, Fortnite for iOS was reportedly earning $2 million a day, so obviously a 30% cut of that would represent a lot of money.