Fortnite is one of those games that has been gaining popularity. Its name has been making rounds even on social media. And although it has been a great deal among gamers, its creator, 'Epic Games', has been losing a tremendous amount of cash. But what then caused Epic Games' Fortnite to suddenly go downhill?
Recently, Apple and Google had been gaining certain profit using Fortnite. This was due to pricing of the game on Apple's App Store and Google's play store. Epic Games filed a legal suit against Google and Apple after Fortnite was removed from both the stores.
Between April and July 2020, Epic Games was able to generate 51 million US dollars per month. This amount came as a result of the number of new downloads, which was exactly 5.6 million. And the numbers were only expected to grow, but unfortunately on August 13, Fortnite was removed from the app stores of both tech giants.
Provided the law goes in favour of Epic Games, there is a chance that the app commission system for both the stores gets revised. However, if it doesn't go in favour of Epic Games, the loss for all three companies is apparently there. But of course, the game company would go more downhill as Fortnite was helping generate massive revenue. The infographic below shows the change in revenue of Fortnite, on both the App Store and Google Play.
Infographic by: Statista