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We have learned that Epic Games is planning to bring its store to smartphones.
“The Epic Games store is launching on PC and Mac in 2018, and Android later in 2019,” Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney said in an interview with Game Informer.
In regards to whether or not their store will hit Apple devices, he added:
“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.”
As for the Epic Games store coming to consoles, Sweeney noted that isn’t the case.
“Consoles are a different market, with dedicated game machines whose hardware costs are often partly subsidised by software revenue,” he said. “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.”
While both share a 99.9% market dominance for smart-phone apps, Epic are hoping to be a viable competitor by giving developers 88% of the revenue. In comparison, both Apple and Google reportedly offer developers only 70% of revenue.