When Epic Games first came to Xsolla, they knew that a significant portion of the global game developer community couldn’t make payments in the Unreal Engine Store, limiting their access to a world-renowned game engine. And when they launched the global phenomenon Fortnite, they wanted every player everywhere to be able to make in-game payments, guarded by the security of the #1 fraud protection system in gaming.
Epic Games’ story is relatively well-known, ranging from its humble beginnings with ‘90s PC titles like ZZT and Fire Fight, to the release of the Unreal game series and the Unreal Engine, used by developers everywhere to construct virtual worlds of their own making. They are also the powerhouse behind the highly successful series Gears of War, and of course, the dizzyingly popular battle-royale blowout Fortnite.
Across several years, the combined five-member team of developers and testers methodically integrated Epic Games’ payment flow with Xsolla’s available alternative payment methods, greatly expanding their global reach while delivering:
When Fortnite Battle Royale was released on Android devices, Epic Games’ worldwide direct distribution was the industry story of the summer for 2018. Fortnite is indisputably a massive hit — and by working with Xsolla, Epic Games helped to ensure that every player who wants to join a squad, shield up, and roll out can make safe, secure payments.