“30% store tax is a high cost,” says Sweeney as Fortnite skips Google Play

Fortnite is finally coming to Android, but not in the way users might expect. Epic Games has confirmed that one of the world’s most talked about games will not be released through the Google Play store. Instead, players will need to download the Fortnite Installer directly from the official website. The company’s CEO Tim Sweeney tells GamesIndustry.biz that this is in part to build “a direct relationship with all our customers”, but that the decision is also “motivated by economic efficiency” – namely avoiding the need to pay Google a 30 per cent cut of…

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