Epic Games Store for Android and iOS announced

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Epic Games teaser about expanding their game store to iOS and Android devices. This means fair conditions for developers and more gaming options for users.

Epic Games has teased on social media that their Epic Games Store is expanding to iOS and Android devices. This comes after their earlier announcement this year. Until now, the Epic Games Store has only been available on Windows and Mac computers as an alternative to platforms like Steam and GOG.

The company promises fair terms for developers, with the same revenue split on Android as on PC. This means that developers will keep 88% of their game's revenue, while Epic takes a 12% share. This is noticeably lower than Google's share of the Play Store, which can be as high as 30%. However, in 2021 Google announced a reduced 15% share for developers on their first $1 million in revenue.

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As for Apple devices, Epic has long planned to launch a store for iPhones and iPads. This became possible with iOS 17.4, which introduced support for third-party app stores, thanks to the EU's Digital Markets Act (DMA). However, this feature is currently only available to users in the European Union due to rules and regulations. Therefore, even if the Epic Games Store comes to iOS, it will not be available to users in other regions not covered by these rules.

Earlier this month, there was a dispute between Apple and Epic Games over licensing agreements, which resulted in the temporary cancellation and subsequent reinstatement of Epic Games' developer account by Apple. This dispute centered on the availability of Fortnite on the App Store in Europe.

As for the launch of the mobile Epic Games Store, it is expected to happen "later this year." The exact lineup of games for the mobile version is still uncertain, although it is likely that Fortnite will be included. Other titles such as Rocket Racing, Rocket League Sideswipe, and Postparty were shown in a promotional image, but it is noted that this image is only a concept, so the actual game lineup may vary.

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