Google loses $ 50 million due to Fortnite game

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Google loses $ 50 million due to Fortnite game

The company faces Google problem is the potential loss of about $ 50 million or more during the year 2018 due to the biggest game in the world Fortinat Fortnite Battle for Royale , launched by the developer Epic Games issued a demo for the Android system by phone Galaxy Note Galaxy Note 9 , which announced Samsung a few days ago , to reach all smart phones and tablets powered by Google operating system in a few days.

The developer of the game has been announced during the earlier this month that it will not display on the Android app store  official  Google Play  Google Play, which form a shock for a large segment of the Android users, after the game for almost most of the platforms were issued, including the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One and Nintendo Switch, as well as for iPhone users and tablet PCs.

This information comes in a new report released by research firm Sensor Tower, which reports Google’s loss of up to $ 50 million over the remainder of 2018 due to the company’s decision to go beyond the Google Play store and other application markets and offer the game for download directly via Website

Most applications and games do not have the option to make this choice. Distribution of the Google Play store is critical to the business of the developers, but Epic Games believes its game is popular enough to attract players to its website to download Android version of Fortnite Battle Royale.

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The game has already made more than $ 180 million on iOS devices, which have been available exclusively through the invitation system since its launch on March 15, to be later available to all users of the App Store. Apple has more than $ 54 million through fees of 30 percent of every purchase made by the user within the game.

In-game purchases are a huge source of revenue for the game developer. Although the game can be downloaded free of charge across all platforms, Epic Games has earned more than  $ 1 billion through in-game purchases, and players can buy a lot of things in the game. Use a virtual currency called V-Bucks.

Epic Games seems unwilling to give up the money to Google, in other ways. Unlike Apple, which allows download of applications through its store only, Android is more open and allows users to download applications and games from any Place on the web.

Security researchers say the game developer’s decision is a dangerous precedent by encouraging people to remove virtual security from their computers, exposing users to security risks and malicious software, as well as worrying that users searching for the game in the Google Play store may be fooled by downloading suspicious counterfeit applications Try to take advantage of the absence of the game officially from the store.

Google seems concerned about this as it has for the first time ever alerted users of Google Play Google Play that the game is not available for download. The store notes that the app is not available on Google Play when searching for words such as Fortnite or Fortnite Battle Royale, In order to help users protect them from potential fraudulent applications.

Sensor Tower believes the game has achieved at least $ 50 million in revenues over the remainder of the year, with Fortnite Battle Royale predicting revenues similar to revenues in the first few months of the IOS system. Given the popularity of the game continues to grow.

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