The launch of Fortnite Battle Royale has left Google in a slight predicament. While Google is in no way hard up for cash, Fortnite Battle Royale for Android definitely represented the potential for a comparatively large income stream for an app. That is, till Epic Games determined it would launch Fortnite for Android from its own website, circumventing the Play Store.
But income apart, there’s additionally the matter of Google in all probability not liking the concept of giant titles circumventing the Play Store as a precedent. Plus, the shortage of Fortnite Battle Royale throughout the Play Store poses a slight safety danger to customers, as there are fairly a couple of V-bucks scams and malicious clones trying 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 Games, Inc is not available on Google Play,” reads the message.
That’s proper. Google mispelled the “Royale” in Battle Royale. It was probably an trustworthy mistake, however given the truth that Epic 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 Mobile, Fortnite’s largest competitor, on the high of all Fortnite Battle Royale queries, however doesn’t embody something in its message round the right way to truly discover the actual Fortnite Battle Royale for Android .
While Google Play’s app assessment course of ought to catch the overwhelming majority of malicious clones, the message is a minimum of reasonably useful for people listening to in regards to the Android model of Battle Royale with out realizing the small print round Epic’s launcher.
For what it’s value, Fortnite for Android isn’t but out there to everybody. The recreation launched yesterday as a Samsung exclusive for people with a Galaxy S 7 or greater, and can change into out there to all Android cellphone homeowners on August 12.[through 9to5Google]