Fortnite to return to iOS via GeForce NOW in October. This week the Epic and Apple trial has begun, a trial where Epic has nothing to lose and much to gain, quite the opposite of Apple. Since Epic Games introduced a payment platform that bypassed the App Store and both Apple and Google removed its app from the platform, Fortnite users on iOS have been forced to look for other alternatives to continue playing.
Fortnite to return to iOS via GeForce NOW in OctoberOne of them is NVIDIA’s streaming gaming platform, GeForce NOW, a platform that came out of beta last November and is available through a PWA on iOS, just like Microsoft’s Stadia and xCloud, allowing them to bypass the App Store filter and offer all their content without having to download an app for each game like Apple wants.
However, although Fortnite is available through GeForce NOW, it is only available for computers, since at the moment the version for touch screens is not adapted, a version that iMore claims will be available from October. In this way, all iOS users will be able to play Fortnite again on Apple devices.
The versions of all the games available through GeForce NOW are PC versions hence the company has had to work on adding touchscreen support which is taking a while and will also allow users to play on Windows computers that integrate a touchscreen.
If you’re wondering why Fortnite isn’t available on Microsoft’s xCloud or Google Stadia, the reasons are the same as on the Apple Store: Epic doesn’t want to share the revenue generated by in-app purchases. Epic reached an agreement with NVIDIA so that all revenue generated through GeForce NOW goes directly to Epic.