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Epic Games Store coming to Android and iOS soon

The Epic Games Store is coming to mobile devices
The Epic Games Store is coming to mobile devices (image via Epic)
Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeny said in an interview that the company plans on bringing the Epic Games Store to Android and iOS soon. The Fortnite launcher on Android has been rebranded as the Epic launcher, implying that its release could be sooner than we think.

Since its inception in 2018, the Epic Games Store has disrupted the digital games market like no other. Its steady stream of discounts and giveaways have attracted a lot of people towards the platform. Now, it appears that Epic wants to break into the highly-lucrative mobile gaming market.

In an interview with Gamespot, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeny said that the Epic Games Store might come to Android and iOS soon. The move is hardly surprising, considering that Epic refused to release Fortnite via the Google Play Store on Android. The company did eventually host Fortnite on the Play Store, though.

Epic Games Store on mobile could also benefit from the company's partnership with Tencent- a behemoth in the mobile gaming market. Tencent could even release some Epic Games Store exclusives to woo players towards the platform. Epic's usual method of doling out games for free won't work nearly as well, as most popular titles on mobile are free-to-play.

Tim was tight-lipped on any specifics and didn't mention any release date. Epic shouldn't have any trouble operating on Android, as Google is quite liberal with third-party app repositories. iOS, on the other hand, will be a tad tricker as Apple maintains an iron grip around app distribution platforms.


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Anil Satyanarayana, 2020-06- 2 (Update: 2020-06- 2)