But Epic Games had a surprise for everyone on Thursday. Given the oversaturation of zombie-themed games of late, you'd think the "Minecraft slash Left 4 Dead" four-player co-op would become just another title on Epic's belt.
While we'll have to wait to see when Fortnite: Battle Royale on mobile gets the exact same content as the other versions, mobile players will want to start keeping up with the updates the game gets. If you are one of the lucky ones to try it out early, you will be able to share the love with friend codes to give out. We will keep you posted when more Android news rolls around, but for now, be excited that Fortnite Battle Royale will soon grace your phone and support cross-play to boot!
To participate, iOS 11 on at least an iPhone 6S/SE, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, and iPad 2017 devices is required. Fortnite beat PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds to consoles and is available on both PS4 and Xbox One so that may have had a factor in the success so far.
"Battle Royale" is about to go mobile. It will also feature cross play and cross-progression between PS4, PC, Mac, iOS, and also on Android when the game comes to that platform. Inside, you'll find a link to download the game at the App Store. The same game on all platforms. No word on Xbox One support.
Even when Fortnite Mobile initially launches in the next few months, it'll be iOS only while the developers put the finishing touches on the Android variant. With Microsoft now being the only console to house PUBG - we could be on the cusp of a Battle Royale, err, console exclusivity battle. "Console quality graphics and action", said Epic Games. Fortnite Battle Royale team has managed to convince to support Sony to accept the offer.
Cross-play and cross-progression for Fortnite will be coming to several platforms soon.
It's unknown if the game will follow the same free-to-play structure as the current console and PC versions, but it sounds like that will be the case.