Epic Games’ massively popular battle royale game Fortnite is coming to Android phones this summer, the company announced in a developer blog post this morning. The post, titled “The State of Mobile,” broke down a number of new features the game’s mobile team has been working on. Those include a customizable HUD, which launched earlier this week, and a new voice chat function exclusively for 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,” the blog post reads. Epic is also working on strong opt-in options and muting features to make sure voice chat is not abused. “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.”
In addition to an Android release this summer and voice chat sometime in the foreseeable future, Epic is also working on gameplay features like firing and auto-run, improving performance and introducing a battery-saving mode, and making sure players on mobile can access in-game statistics.
Fortnite has been available on iOS since the middle of March, where it’s rocketed to the top of the App Store’s free charts. Mobile analytics firm Sensor Tower estimated the company made $15 million in in-app purchases in the first three weeks it was live on the App Store. That means an Android launch may drastically increase the game’s revenue-generating potential.