Nvidia’s GeForce Now service can stream Fortnite on iPhone and Android


The hit recreation has been banned from Apple’s iOS App Retailer and Google’s Play Retailer for over a yr.

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Over a yr after Apple and Google eliminated the Fortnite on-line battle recreation from their respective app shops for iPhones, iPads or Android units, chipmaker Nvidia has a solution. Sorta.

Nvidia stated Thursday it can start providing a check model of Fortnite by way of its GeForce Now recreation streaming service. Individuals can already entry the subscription service by way of the online browser on their units, streaming some video games totally free in one-hour gaming classes, or $10 per thirty days for extra. Now, Nvidia stated, it is labored with Fortnite maker Epic Video games to create a model of the sport that brings again contact controls, making it simpler to play on a cellular system.

“Whereas PC video games within the GeForce Now library are greatest skilled on cellular with a gamepad, the introduction of contact controls constructed by the GeForce NOW staff provides extra choices for gamers, beginning with Fortnite,” Nvidia stated in a weblog submit saying the transfer. The corporate added that it plans to supply extra touch-friendly video games sooner or later.

Nvidia’s transfer provides keen players a solution to considerably circumvent Apple and Google, which eliminated Fortnite from their respective app shops in August 2020 over a dispute about safety and funds. Epic sued each firms, citing antitrust violations, an argument that, to this point, largely misplaced in its first trial towards Apple final yr.

Since being kicked off each app shops, Epic has pushed Apple and Google to reverse their choices. Within the meantime, it is also sought methods to supply Fortnite exterior these app shops. On units powered by Google’s Android software program, that is meant providing a direct obtain of the sport, with out Google’s safety protections. Apple units are solely allowed to obtain apps from the corporate’s app retailer, successfully freezing Fortnite out till Nvidia’s GeForce Now announcement.

Apple did not reply to a request for remark. Google famous that though Fortnite is not accessible on its Play Retailer, the open nature of its Android software program meant folks may obtain the software program from different sources already. 

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