Epic Games Store to Launch for Android This Year - VGChartz
Epic Games Store to Launch for Android This Year

Epic Games Store to Launch for Android This Year - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 10 January 2019 / 924 Views

Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney in an interview with GameInformer announced the Epic Games Store will launch for Android later this year.

"The Epic Games store is launching on PC and Mac in 2018, and Android later in 2019," said Sweeney. "We'd like to launch on iOS in 2019, however, that is in apparent conflict with current Apple policy. "We believe all general purpose computing devices, such as PCs, smartphones, and tablets, should be open to competition between stores.

"Consoles are a different market, with dedicated game machines whose hardware costs are often partly subsidized by software revenue. Epic doesn't seek to operate a storefront on console platforms, but as an engine maker we do everything we can to enable cross-platform interoperability."

GamesIndustry has reached out to Epic Games and said that would be "premature" to discuss the release date on the Android launch of the Epic Games Store.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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TheBird (on 10 January 2019)

Pretty cool and all, but still avoiding the store at all costs. I trust Valve (100% american) more than a company that is 50% owned by Tencent. Who knows what they do and who they sell your data too.

Helloplite (on 11 January 2019)

Yes, because it's fine if USA sells your data, but God forbid if it is China doing I. How could China misuse your aggregate metadata that USA does not? Please explain your rationale.

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Chazore (on 10 January 2019)

I'm sure it will come chock full of features and pro consumer support/features /s.