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Epic Games Store has Android as a future platform

Just found out about this.

 

Now, whether you love Epic games or hate them, I have to
 admit that Android is desperately in need of a dedicated games app store. The Google Play storecs game section just doesn't fulfill all of the informational needs of game stores.

 

I have emailed Steam and Gog about adding Android to their platforms as well, however I hazven't heard back from them.

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Another game store? i hated installing multiple stores in my pc.

Google play is okay by me.

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I’ll say it once, I’ll say it a million times, epic is getting themselves ready to be bought. Having a robust software, feature, game and now storefront selection makes them more valuable, thus requiring more to be paid out for someone who might just want unreal or fortnite.

 

I still won’t touch anything of theirs with a 10 foot pole as their business practices have hurt the games industry in pursuit of a short term profit rather than a genuine want to improve it.

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4 minutes ago, Jumballi said:

I’ll say it once, I’ll say it a million times, epic is getting themselves ready to be bought. Having a robust software, feature, game and now storefront selection makes them more valuable, thus requiring more to be paid out for someone who might just want unreal or fortnite.

 

I still won’t touch anything of theirs with a 10 foot pole as their business practices have hurt the games industry in pursuit of a short term profit rather than a genuine want to improve it.

Bought by who, though? The Epic Games Store certainly isn't profitable right now. I feel like the whole giving away games for free on the Epic store hasn't really worked for them. The few people I know who use the Epic store downloaded it for the free games, and not much else. 

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If I understood the Trello site correctly (never used Trello so might have misunderstood something), the last update to the "Android Store" plan was when it got moved from Long Term to Future Development, that happened Aug 30, 2019, so by no means is this news. That was also before Epic filed the lawsuit against Google, though I couldn't find much updates on how that is going. Needless to say don't hold your breath for this happening any time soon. 

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1 minute ago, bellabichon said:

Bought by who, though? They're certainly not profitable right now. I feel like the whole giving away games for free on the Epic store hasn't really worked for them. The few people I know who use the Epic store downloaded it for the free games, and not much else. 

I was going to ask the same question. If being bought is their goal though, giving away free games makes sense if they are trying to boost the number of people who use EGS. Having a higher number of users, even if most those user's have never actually purchased anything and only signed up for free games, would make them seem more valuable, if only at first glance. 

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11 minutes ago, bellabichon said:

Bought by who, though? The Epic Games Store certainly isn't profitable right now. I feel like the whole giving away games for free on the Epic store hasn't really worked for them. The few people I know who use the Epic store downloaded it for the free games, and not much else. 

My current theory is Sony, their biggest supporter who lacks a presence on the PC scene. Sony’s ps4 exclusives launched on the egs first, and the increasing pc gamer market is only feeding Microsoft's wallet atm.

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