Fortnite, one of the most popular games in the world, can now be installed from the Google Play Store.
Epic Games has introduced third-party software to Android users on the Google Play Store 18 months after its release.
Epic Games says the reason is that Google is warning users about third-party software security issues that do not exist, while software outside the Play Store is considered malware.
"After operating Fortnite for Android sets outside of the Google Play Store for a year and a half, we have come to realize that Google has not acted fairly against software outside of Google Play," the company said in a statement. It also uses technical and business initiatives such as frequent security pop-ups to alert users and compare third-party software sources to malware.
For these reasons, Epic has now released the game on the Google Play Store and it will now pay Google 30 percent of its in-app purchases.
Epic Games has been widely criticized by developers for excessive fees from Apple's App Store and Google's Play Store, and for this reason the game has not been released on the Google Play Store.
Epic Games has been pushing for the inclusion of Fortnite in the Google Play Store since its debut in Android in August 2018 and has been distributing it ever since.
According to Nine to Five Google, Apex will request a special exemption with the request to make the game part of the Play Store so that the 30% payment principle can be bypassed.
Fortnite is a free game whose developers earn all the money by purchasing tools to play it.
Google, on the other hand, said that Apple did not ask for such an exemption for Apple's App Store where it was added last year and that it is paying a 30% fee.
Now Epic Games has made Fortnite a part of the Play Store on Google's terms.