After rumours circulated that Fortnite might see an announcement for Android at I/O, the opening keynote passed without any mention of the free-to-play shooter.
The rumours started after a number of prominent YouTubers reported, via GameRevolution, that they were approached by Epic Games, Fortnite’s developer, and invited to participate in an upcoming beta of the game. Epic has since warned these emails were a phishing scam.
Related: Google I/O 2018
With Google I/O 2018 taking place around the same time, many thought it would make sense for this to provide the venue for the game’s Android announcement, especially given the conference’s focus on apps and software.
However, the opening keynote came and went without any mention of the free-to-play game. This doesn’t mean that it’s not happening or that there’s no beta coming soon, but just that I/O wasn’t the venue to announce it.
Instead, Google chose to focus on its first-party efforts, including Google Maps, Google Assistant and Android P, rather than promoting any Android games from other developers.
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Fortnite is one of the most popular games in the world right now. Like PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, it features a popular Battle Royale mode in which a hundred players fight to the death to be the last person standing.
It’s also free to play, which has made it incredibly popular with kids and has lead to a wave of Fortnite scare stories from the UK’s tabloid press.
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