Epic Games Store will soon arrive on mobile platforms such as iOS and Android, according to Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney.
Now, the distribution platform is reportedly coming to iOS “in the future,” Sweeney said in a statement Interview with GameSpot on Tuesday. With support for the platform, gamers will be able to carry their titles while on the go.
“We think this is a good way to help the industry [move] going forward and that’s another way in which Epic as a game developer has built this audience around Fortnite and learned how to operate distribution platforms on PC and Android, “Sweeney said.
Based on GameSpotEpic Games originally had plans to launch a mobile variant of its distribution platform in 2019. Although there was no announcement that year, Sweeney still seems interested in bringing EGS to mobile devices such as iOS and Android.
Whether the company can penetrate Apple’s “walled garden” is still unclear. Apple limits third-party application stores from operating on iOS.
Sweeney before be criticized Apple’s application market because it cuts too many in-app purchases and subscriptions.
Apple entered the mobile game market itself in 2019 with the first party Apple Arcade service.