Fortnite arrived on the Android Platform a few weeks ago and the company decided to not feature their app in the Google play in other to save some irrelevant expansive that will be charged while in the Play store with the aim of growing its gaming community. Now, however, the tech giant Google has raised serious security issues with the app itself which has led to a controversy between the two company, resulting to Epic games CEO calling Google irresponsible.
Epic Games CEO Calls Google ‘Irresponsible’
Google discovered a security flaw in the Fortnite game but this flaw seems to only affect Samsung’s smartphones that have this game installed.
We all know Fortnite is the trending battle royale game of the moment, but again, Epic Game choices for its distribution isn’t advisable. Placing app outside Google Play Store forces players to open the doors to installing software from external sources, which is not advisable.
According to the search giant, after a thorough evaluation of Fortnite installer, they results shows that the app can be bypassed and used to install fake and external applications.
However, Epic Games countered the security flaw quickly as soon as it was discovered, but Google had already published the report and made Epic game’s CEO to come out to tell Google that it should have waited and announced the failure only after they had it fixed.
While we understand Epic games reason for not putting the Fortnite app on Google Play Store, many will still criticize this choice because it opens the door for some security problems.
Even after the Fortnite installer problem has been resolved, the CEO of Epic Games came out to criticize the tech giant publicly via Twitter and called it “irresponsible” for the position it took in disclosing the failure with the app in such a short period of time.
Epic games CEO, Tim Sweeney said they hastened to correct the flaw immediately it was detected and provided an update to fix it, and although they tried to have the fault retained for some time so that the fix would have reached many users but the tech giant refused and blew the whistle.
According to Tim Sweeney, Google had created unnecessary risk by publicizing the security flaw in other to gain points from public opinion, thus reinforcing that Fortnite should have been released by the Google Play Store and not independently, as it turned out to be.