Great news for all fans of one of the most exciting video games today! Information just revealed confirms that Fortnite is getting closer to launching for Android later this summer.
Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite is finally working on an Android version of the game, following its success with the launch on iOS devices. The company’s first mentions for the final release of the Android version of the game, Google’s Linux-based operating system, said it could be ready by this summer, without explicitly talking about a date. The great news for game fanatics is that data miners on Fortnite Tracker have found .ini files in the newest game update, which are directly connected to an Android version of Fortnite: Android_Engine, Android_Game and Android_RuntimeOptions.
Why is Fortnite available on Android good news?
What makes the big difference when launching Fortnite for Android is that it becomes one of the few cross-platform games out there that uses the same user account, the same servers, the same information and game status when changing from one device or operating system to another.
Examples of these platforms can be seen with Netflix, where users can start watching a movie on their tablet, and continue watching exactly where they left off on their Smart TV. Betway Casino is another example of this approach, as its users may be playing on their laptops at home and then using the same account information to continue games like Blackjack or Roulette on their smartphones.
In the musical context, Spotify offers the same facility to listen to music on an iPhone and continue playing the music on another device, such as a Linux computer, when the login to the application is detected. By becoming cross-platform, Fortnite: Battle Royale, joins a few other video games of this type, such as Hearthstone, from Blizzard Entertainment, the famous Minecraft, from Mojang, and Rocket League, from Psyonix.
Is there still a version of Linux on the Desktop? Missing, but who knows, right? At least one of the Linux will receive the port.
Why did Epic Games choose this summer as ideal for launch?
The company joined forces with the Chinese giant, Tencent, to launch a Windows version of the game for the Chinese market, and China being the country with the largest number of smartphone users by a very big difference (775 million, versus 386 million from India), the Android version of Fortnite can be a very profitable resource for Epic Games and Tencent.
The computer game was launched in China a few days ago, and despite attracting the attention of PC players in the far east of the world this week, the Android version may be exactly what the game needs to take off in China, which is one of the largest Android and Linux markets in the world.
After its launch, Fortnite will still have to compete with PUBG’s PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, which is one of the few games that are already among the favorites of Chinese players, and also has the multiplatform capability that allows its players to switch between Android, iOS , Xbox One, and Windows.
A Beta has already been made available for some Samsung devices, which means that we will soon have news.
Google is a pioneer in being multiplatform
One of Google’s main strategies is to offer users the facility to use the same account and easily continue working or having fun on different devices, with Gmail, Google Drive or Google Docs itself, which tries to replace Microsoft Office, being examples of how Google worked on online integration.
The principle behind this technology is to constantly update user changes or work online so that all of this information is always up to date using an Internet connection. The clearest example of this effort is Google’s launch of its Chromebooks and its Chrome OS operating system, made by different computer manufacturers in order to reduce hardware costs and base their use and storage space on the internet.
Using the same account details on multiple devices to make a seamless transition and offer the same experience requires very difficult efforts on the part of the developers, and it is a very pleasant task when the end result is as uniform as in the previous examples.
So, are you going to play Fortnite on Android?