After much anticipation, there’s official word that the uber-popular title Fortnite is finally making its way to Android this summer.
Via a developer blog post on Friday (May 18), Epic Games revealed the news, while also detailing a number of new features they’ve been working on for mobile.
Details about the Android release are sparse though. “We are targeting this summer for the release,” Epic Games said. “We know many of you are excited for this release, and we promise that when we have more information to share, you’ll hear it from us first.”
However, new additions to the mobile version include a customizable HUD and a new voice chat function that is exclusive to mobile.
“We know that communication is key when you’re squadding up for that Victory Royale, so we’re working to bring voice chat to mobile. On top of that, you’ll be able to chat with your teammates regardless of platform. We’re also looking to make it really easy to mute yourself, other players, or open up all communications with a simple tap. There will be a button on the screen that lets you mute yourself, mute everyone in your party, or go back to open-microphone.”
Fortnite rolled out to iOS in March and shot to the top of the App Store’s free chart. According to The Verge, the company made $15 million in in-app purchases in the first three weeks of the iOS version’s release.