Epic Games Store to Launch on iOS and Android by Year-End with Developer-Friendly Revenue Share

Epic Games announces its plans to launch the Epic Games Store on iOS and Android platforms by the end of 2024.

According to a post on X, Epic Games’ General Manager Steve Allison shared the news at the State of Unreal Event during the Game Developers Conference (GDC). Allison highlighted the company’s persistent efforts to break through the barriers set by mobile’s traditional gatekeepers, Apple and Google, pointing to a future where developers and gamers alike have more freedom and choice. His words resonated with many in the industry who have long criticized the tight control and high fees imposed by these platforms.

The upcoming Epic Games Store app is touted as a first-of-its-kind, games-focused multi-platform and the company plans to extend its developer-friendly policies to mobile, offering new self-publishing tools that promise to ease the process for game creators to showcase their work on this new platform.

Financially, Epic is set to continue its pro-developer revenue model, allowing them to retain 88% share of the revenue generated by their games, starkly contrasting the 30% commission rate maintained by Apple’s App Store and Google Play. This financial model not only challenges the status quo but also offers a more sustainable and developer-friendly ecosystem.

While specifics about the game titles to be featured on the mobile version of the Epic Games Store remain undisclosed, the gaming community is eagerly awaiting updates. Epic Games has a history of making waves in the gaming industry by offering top-tier games like Grand Theft Auto V, Just Cause 4, and Control for free on its PC platform, raising expectations for its mobile offerings.

Since its inception nearly six years ago, the Epic Games Store has rapidly grown in popularity, particularly noted for its generous game giveaways and the inclusion of major eSports titles like Fortnite and Rocket League. The company, also known for developing the Unreal Engine, has significantly influenced the gaming industry’s dynamics.

Jenna Jose
Jenna Jose
Jenna Jose is an experienced gaming editor with a journalism degree and a passion for RPGs and strategy games. She's your go-to source for the latest gaming news and comprehensive game lists. Off the clock, she's all about retro games and board game nights.


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