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 actually 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 most likely not liking the thought of giant titles circumventing the Play Store as a precedent. Plus, the dearth of Fortnite Battle Royale throughout the Play Store poses a slight safety threat to customers, as there are fairly just a few 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 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 greatest competitor, on the high of all Fortnite Battle Royale queries, however doesn’t embrace something in its message round find out how to truly discover the true Fortnite Battle Royale for Android .
While Google Play’s app evaluation course of ought to catch the overwhelming majority of malicious clones, the message is at the very least reasonably useful for people listening to in regards to the Android model of Battle Royale with out realizing the main points round Epic’s launcher.
For what it’s value, Fortnite for Android isn’t but accessible to everybody. The sport launched yesterday as a Samsung exclusive for people with a Galaxy S 7 or larger, and can turn out to be accessible to all Android telephone house owners on August 12.[by way of 9to5Google]