Epic Games Set to Launch Epic Games Store on iOS and Android in Europe

Steve Allison, the Epic Games Store's General Manager, announced intentions to introduce the company's digital marketplace to iOS and Android devices.

In this photo illustration the Fortnite logo seen displayed...
In this photo illustration the Fortnite logo seen displayed... / SOPA Images/GettyImages

After years of legal battles, Epic Games is finally poised to bring its digital storefront to iOS and Android platforms, albeit exclusively in Europe. While an exact release date remains elusive, Fortnite developers are working diligently to make this a reality by late 2024.

During today's State of Unreal presentation, Steve Allison, General Manager of the Epic Games Store, unveiled plans to bring the company's virtual storefront to iOS and Android devices, along with Fortnite's return to these platforms.

"In recent years, Epic has tirelessly fought against mobile platform gatekeepers to enable fairer, more open distribution, built how we need to conduct our business today. This battle is not over, but we've made significant progress. […] That's why I'm pleased to announce that we're hard at work on the Epic Games Store for mobile, aiming for a launch on iOS and Android by the end of this year," said Steve Allison.

The exciting news doesn't end there. The Epic Games Store on mobile devices will offer the same developer benefits available on PC, including an 88/12 revenue split in favor of studios publishing on the store.

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Additionally, developers will receive 100% of revenue for the first six months after a game's launch, and they'll have access to 5% Epic Rewards on qualifying purchases. Furthermore, developers won't have to pay royalties for using the Unreal Engine when sales are processed through the Epic Games Store payment system.

However, not everyone will have access to these benefits. Due to ongoing legal disputes between the European Union and Apple and Google, the Epic Games Store will only be available in Europe. While a global rollout, particularly on the Google Play Store, isn't ruled out in the future, there are currently no plans for such expansion.

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