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Epic is reportedly submitting Fortnite on Play Store hoping to get special billing exception

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This year has been one of the craziest in the gaming world since we saw the launch of two of the greatest games in the history of the gaming industry, Fortnite and PUBG. PUBG is a game which is available on the Google Play Store as well as free to play for everyone. While Fortnite’s developer, Epic Games, decided to ditch the Play Store and created its own store which is where the game can be downloaded from. Now, we know that despite this move, the players for Fortnite are on the rise and the game is popular in the West.

But there has been a new development at Epic Games which has meant that Fornite has been submitted to the Google Play Store. Now, the reason why this was not done in the first place was because of the revenue cut that Google takes for the games and apps on its Play Store. Fortnite did not want Google to take that cut and instead went for their own store. It is to be noted that Google takes a 30% cut on the sales of every game and app on its Play Store. This time around, Epic Games is hoping that Google would give them special billing exception and reduce the 30% cut.

As per 9to5Google who has reported this matter, Epic Games is submitting Fortnite “using its own payments platform” on the Play Store for approval. This version of Fortnite will be the same as the one that Android users are already using by downloading and sideloading the game directly. However, it looks like Google will not back down and allow Fortnite on the Google Play Store as it has stated that “We welcome any developer that recognizes the value of Google Play and expect them to participate under the same terms as other developers”. In other words, it is to say that special billing exceptions will not be given even to Epic Games.

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