After the great success of Fortnite: Battle Royale on PC, it was expected that the game will be coming to the mobile platform as well. Today Epic Game’s just announced that Fornite will be coming to Android phones this summer, the report got out when the company mentioned it in the developer blog post today.
The post titled “The state of Mobile,” and broke down a number of new features the game’s mobile dev team has been working on. The mobile version will be including a customizable HUD, which launched earlier this week, and a new voice chat function exclusively for mobile.
The post says “We know that communication is key when you’re squadding up for that Victory Royale, so we’re working to bring voice chat to mobile.” To top it off, you’ll be able to chat with your teammates regardless of platform,” The developers say that they are also working on solid opt (in) options and muting features to make sure voice chat is not abused. “We’re also looking to make it really easy to mute yourself, other players, or open up all communications with a simple tap. The mobile version will include a button on the screen that lets you mute yourself, mute everyone in your party, or go back to open-microphone.”
With the inclusion to an Android release this summer and voice chat sometime in the foreseeable future, Fornite devs are also working on gameplay features like firing and auto-run, improving performance and introducing a battery-saving mode, and making sure players on mobile can access in-game statistics.
Fortnite was available on iOS since the middle of March, where it’s rocketed to the top of the App Store’s free charts. Mobile analytics firm Sensor Tower estimated the company made $15 million in in-app purchases in the first three weeks it was live on the App Store. This means an Android launch may sky-rocket the game’s revenue-generating potential. too like it did in when it got released on Apple store