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Epic Games Store still coming to Android, CEO Tim Sweeney confirms

Gamespot recently kicked off a gaming event called Play for All, and during this event, the website interviewed Tim Sweeney, the CEO of Epic Games. In this interview, it was revealed that Tim still plans to bring the Epic Games Store to Android, something we first learned about back in 2018. Seeing that over the last two years the studio has changed its stance on listing games on the Google Play Store, it stands to reason that Epic's and Google's relationship isn't the best, so it's nice to confirm that the studio still plans to bring the Epic Games Store to Android.

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Google really wants you to know the Play Store finally got Fortnite

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Fortnite lands on the Play Store as Epic abandons fight against Google fees

Epic Games has been fighting app store revenue splits across both desktop and mobile. It has been buying exclusives left and right for its Epic Games Store on PC, which shares more revenue with developers than Steam, and on mobile, the company has called Google's 30% cut on Play Store in-app purchases "illegal." However, it seems the company has finally relented, as Fortnite has finally arrived on the Play Store.

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Spyjinx is an upcoming espionage game from Epic and Bad Robot

Epic Games has teamed up with the gaming division of Bad Robot (a studio created in partnership with Tencent) to create a mobile game set in a secret world of espionage called Spyjinx. The title was originally announced back in 2015 (yes, you read that right), and was supposed to enter into a beta in 2016. Clearly, that never happened (even the social media for this game went silent for four years), though it would appear the two studios haven't abandoned the game since Epic recently published an overview of the title while announcing a beta test for iOS.

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Eyeroll: Fortnite publisher Epic throws tantrum, calls Google's 30% cut on Play Store IAPs "illegal"

In what should come as a surprise to no one, Fortnite publisher and developer Epic Games has been denied a request for an exception to Google's 70/30% revenue share on in-app purchases on the Google Play Store. In response, Epic CEO Tim Sweeney has thrown what can only be described as a full-on, public meltdown of a temper tantrum, claiming without evidence that Google's IAP revenue sharing is "illegal."

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Battle Breakers is the first title to join Fortnite on the Epic Games launcher

Battle Breakers has been in testing on the Play Store since 2017, but Epic has unceremoniously turned the servers off for the Play Store version, most likely because the game has been officially launched through the Epic Games launcher, a third-party app that was previously known as the Fortnite Installer. If you're unfamiliar with Battle Breakers, it's a free-to-play RPG that contains hero collection mechanics. The story revolves around menacing monsters from space that have trapped the world's heroes inside of magical crystals, and of course, it will be your job to free these heroes by fighting these monsters in an RPG setting.

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Fortnite Installer has become the new 'Epic Games' app

After declaring in December that Epic Games would be launching its own Android app store sometime in 2019, that day seems to finally have arrived. When you go to fornite.com/android on your phone, the Fornite Installer APK file you install is now called the Epic Games app and it comes with a new icon.

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Epic Games snatches up social app Houseparty for some reason

The renaissance of mobile room-based video chat applications has largely passed, with even Facebook deciding their clone didn't need to stick around. One of the original players, Houseparty, has managed to continue running. In fact, today the app was acquired by video game giant Epic Games.

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Fortnite season 8 is here, and it brings two new locations and a bunch of pirate booty

The eighth season of Fortnite is here. It brings along a new Battle Pass with 100 new levels and rewards, but it also contains two new locations, a monstrous volcano, pirates, ninjas, cannons, and of course a bunch of new loot. The start of a new season also means you should say goodbye to vaulted items like the and X-4 Stormwing plane, but luckily the new arrival of hot air vents make for an acceptable transportation substitute.

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You can now merge your Fortnite accounts to share your V-Bucks

The ability to merge your Fortnite accounts to share cosmetics and pool V-Bucks across different platforms is finally possible. Being able to play against your friends regardless of what device they used has been one of Fortnite's strengths, but it made managing game resources sometimes more difficult than it needed to be. Epic Games now lets you access a single account on multiple consoles, but the process will see your inventory locked for a few weeks.

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