In newly unredacted court documents from the Epic vs. Google case, a previously unknown program has come to light. Google’s “Premier Device Program” offered Android phone-makers an incentive to exclusively use the Play Store instead of third-party options.
Epic Games Stories August 19
As Epic Games continues its legal battles with Google and Apple, court documents are revealing a lot of interesting details regarding conversations behind the scenes. Today, an unredacted document sees a claim from Epic Games that, at one point, Google had apparently considered locking down Android’s ability to sideload apps in response to the Fortnite feud.
Epic Games Stories August 6
Google is currently in the midst of defending itself against a US lawsuit that takes issue with the Play Store requirement to use Google’s in-app billing, which takes a cut of revenue. Recently unsealed court documents have surfaced interesting details regarding Google and Epic Games, including that Google once called sideloading on Android an “awful experience.”
Epic Games Stories May 5
Epic Games has plans to bring the full Rocket League experience to Android, iOS
Rocket League has been one of the biggest hits in competitive gaming in the past few years, and, wouldn’t you know it, it was acquired by the owner of the big hit in competitive gaming, Epic Games. Now, as a part of the Epic vs. Apple trial, documentation has revealed that Epic Games has plans to bring the “full game experience” of Rocket League to mobile devices, including Android.
Epic Games Stories May 4
Epic Games launched Fortnite on Android in 2018 without putting the game in Google’s Play Store; you know, that place where it’s safe and easy to get apps on any Android phone. The reason was that Google, like Apple and others, takes a cut of revenue for in-app purchases on apps and games within the Play Store. As it turns out, Epic Games was considering methods of bargaining with Google about the Play Store cut that, apparently, meant Fortnite for Stadia was at one time an actual possibility.
Epic Games Stories August 19, 2020
Epic Games Stories October 24, 2019
Fortnite Installer replaced with Epic Games app ahead of store’s debut on Android
Fortnite is still one of the most popular games in the world, and this week it’s getting a slight change on Android. Announced on Twitter, the Epic Games app is replacing the Fortnite Installer on Android ahead of some much bigger news.
Epic Games Stories September 7, 2018
Epic Games Stories August 3, 2018
The hype surrounding the debut of Fortnite for Android is, needless to say, massive. Users are extremely excited for this launch, but the details surrounding it are looking pretty bleak…