After founding it almost 2 years back, the Epic Games Store is gaining a significant presence in the industry. Thanks to various measures implemented in favor of developers and consumers, the project has taken off well and has given PC gamers an alternative. Well, the plans are very big for the store and today it was reiterated that it will also launch on mobile devices.
The Play For All event has already started, presented by GameSpot and today it was attended by the CEO of Epic Games, Tim Sweeney. During the interview via GameSpot, the executive of Epic Games was questioned about the plans they have for the Epic Games Store, to which he replied that they expect the platform to launch on iOS and Android.
“We’d like to bring the [Epic Games] Store to iOS in the future, and we will bring it to Android,” Sweeney said. “We think it’s a good way to help the industry [move] forward and it’s another way where Epic as a game developer had built up this audience around Fortnite and learned how to operate a distribution platform on PC and Android,” said the head of Epic Games.
The first time Sweeney spoke about the intentions of bringing the Epic Games Store to mobile devices was in 2018, when he confirmed that there were plans to launch this platform on Android in 2019, and later on iOS, later that same year. However, Sweeney mentioned that the launch would conflict with App Store policies, according to an interview for Game Informer. “We believe all general purpose computing devices, such as PCs, smartphones, and tablets, should be open to competition between stores,” Sweeney said at the time. Although we are already in 2020, it is good to know that the company still has that goal.
“Now, as we’ve done with many things from the Unreal Engine to the Epic Online services, we open it up to all other developers to use with their games and are trying to serve the industry and provide a really interesting alternative to the ecosystem,” said Sweeney.
There were no further details given on what features this version of the store would include.