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Epic Games targets iOS and Android with store launch

by on21 March 2024

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Epic Games has announced plans to expand its digital storefront, the Epic Games Store, to iOS and Android platforms by the end of 2024.

The announcement came during the company’s State of Unreal presentation at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) 2024.

Epic Games Store general manager Steve Allison said the mobile storefront will feature the popular game Fortnite and a variety of titles from third-party partners eager to join the platform upon its launch.

To attract developers, the mobile Epic Games Store will offer an 88/12 base revenue share and waive Unreal Engine royalties, mirroring the incentives currently available on the PC version of the store.

This strategic expansion follows a series of legal disputes involving Epic Games and tech giants such as the fruity cargo cult and Google. Job’s Mob has been notoriously stringent about allowing competing storefronts on its devices, leading to a ban on Fortnite when Epic Games tried to bypass the App Store’s transaction system.

Recent EU legislation has forced Jobs’ Mob to relax some restrictions, allowing Epic Games to introduce its storefront to a broader mobile audience, with Fortnite leading the charge.

The gaming community is watching closely to see how Job’s Mob will react to this development and whether Epic Games will achieve its ambitious 2024 launch goal without further legal entanglements.

Meanwhile, Fortnite is poised for a comeback on iOS, although tensions between Epic Games and Apple persist. Netflix appears to be venturing into gaming on TVs, as indicated by a new iOS app. Marvel Snap has been hailed as a mobile gamer’s favourite one year after its release.

The State of Unreal presentation offered a glimpse into the future of PC and console gaming. It showcased the first in-engine preview of Amy Hennig’s Marvel 1943: Rise of Hydra and highlighted upcoming games and enhancements to Unreal Engine 5.

Last modified on 21 March 2024
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