To day today, the safest and most reliable way to install games on Android is through the Play Store. We can find third-party apps outside of the Play Store, applications that in the great majority of us offer functionalities that we’re never going to find it in the Play Store due to legal issues.
This problem does not have the App Store of Apple, as it is the only way to be able to install applications as long as the device does not make use of the jailbreak. Soon that could change, if finally confirmed the plans of Epic Games to release an app for Android.
The head of Epic Games, Tim Sweeney, has stated in an interview that is expected to launch the Epic Games Store on Android. The relations between the two companies has not been as good that both companies would have desired, due to that Epic he has never been willing to, that Google would stay with the 30% of all purchases that is performed through the applications and games available in their app store.
We’d like to take the Store [de Juegos Épicos] to iOS in the future, and we will bring them to Android. We believe that it is a good way to help the industry to move forward and is another way that Epic, as a developer of games, has gotten a hearing about Fortnite and has learned to manage a distribution platform on PC and Android…
A couple of months ago, Epic Games announced Fortnite in the Play Store, a move aimed to try to reach a greater number of people, primarily those who had not had the intention to activate the installation of applications from unknown sources ” in your terminal.
Unlike the version of Epic Games for iOS, where the purchases are more expensive in the own game for PC and other platforms, on Android all purchases cost the same as in the other platforms where it is available this title.
Epic Games Store on Android
Sweeney has not given more details of the idea of Epic to launch their app store on Android. If you want to offer an application similar to Steam, on both iOS and Android, where you can buy games directly without having to use the PC application I don’t see sense.
However, if you want Epic Games is offer applications and games for Android from your own platformthe thing changes, because it may become an excellent alternative to the Play Store, always and when do not depend on it, that is to say, that the app is not available in the Play Store, since all purchases will be taxed at 30% for more the commission that is Epic.
But of course, the more likely it is that the application facing the same security issues that already experiment Fortnite while the app was available only outside of the Play Store. The intentions of Epic Games with this “app store” to day of today, we do not know, but it will be interesting to see how this project evolves, and if we’re really going to be able to access a new catalog of games for Android to prices more interesting.