Future Of Gaming
Future Of Gaming
Fornite isn’t just an incredible success it’s having widespread disruption in the industry according to some analysts.
In-game purchasing has always been a thriving use case of the free-to-play model, but Fornite’s popularity is truly astounding.
, Fortnite” is the first video game to allow cross-platform play between PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, iOS, and Android, Fornite is thought to have over 200 million players from around the world., The “Battle Royale” mode has now become vastly more popular than the original game and has dozens of other games trying to replicate its success.
While EA can hope “Apex Legends” can challenge Fornite, it of course is highly doubtful anyone can replicate its success.
So what can we learn from the popularity of Fortnite? Live in-game events like the Marshmellow concert really should open a lot of eyes.
GenZ gaming communities are alive and well as the gaming industry continue to evolve how we navigate and share our digital lives. Fortnite has spawned “influencers” and an ecosystem that had in 2018, held the most-streamed and most-watched game spots on Twitch.
Folks who own Android devices can usually download apps from the Google Play Store. Unfortunately, they cannot download the mobile version of Fortnite. In order to forgo paying the 30% fee to Google, Epic Games has instead decided to make users go to their site to download it.
In our reporting, we detailed some of the potential dangers associated with downloading Fortnite on Android. Last Friday, Google revealed hackers could load malware by hijacking the game’s installation software. This reveal hasn’t sat well with Epic, who believe Google should have delayed reporting the news. In fact, the game developer has flat out called Google’s actions “irresponsible.”
According to BBC News, this isn’t the first time Google has disclosed vulnerabilities of this kind. In the past, the search engine giant revealed problems with Microsoft products, along with Apple and Samsung.
Google actually made Epic aware of the vulnerability by sharing a screen recording with it on August 15. The video showed a way to dupe Fortnite‘s Android installer into loading malware. Two days later, Epic stated it was making a fix available after “working around the clock” to make it.