Epic Games reveals ‘Fortnite’ release timeframe for Android

The popular co-op survival game “Fortnite” looks like it will be arriving for Android mobile in the near future. With the game already available for multiple platforms including the Apple’s iOS mobile version, it will be a welcome addition for non-iPhone gamers.

 

As Business Insider reported on Friday, “Fortnite” developer Epic Games hasn’t given a specific date but said they are “targeting this summer.” They also have yet to give any further details about which models of Android phones will be able to download and support the “Fortnite” game. The expectation is that it will feature similar “on-screen” controls to the iPhone/iOS version of the game.

 

The iOS version of “Fortnite” was deployed for iPhone back in April. The iPhone 6S, iPhone 6SE, and newer models all are able to support the game. That could indicate that Android phones from the past two years will support “Fortnite.” That might include the original Google Pixel phone or the Galaxy S7, according to Business Insider’s speculation.

 

The massively popular survival game was first released as an early access title for various platforms back in July of last year. That included Microsoft’s Xbox, Windows, macOS, and the Sony PlayStation 4. However, the game is a downloadable product rather than one that can be purchased online or at a real-world store, yet. It’s expected there may be release dates for the physical copies of the game this year as well.

 

There is also a standalone version of the game called “Fortnite: Battle Royale” involving up to a 100-person battle royal style battle where the last character alive wins. That particular game was said to be nearing 50 million players this past March, showing just how popular the “Fortnite” titles have been. Making sure the game is on Android will be another huge boom for Epic Games.

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