At this point, there’s not many platforms that the battle royale phenomenon hasn’t landed on. Fortnite is available on PC/Mac, the major consoles, iOS and now Android this month. However, one device that doesn’t support it is Apple TV, but that could be changing soon.
As discovered by @StormLeaks, tvOS was found in Fortnite’s code, alongside references to the other platforms it’s available on. While Fornite on iOS has been a huge success, creating $100M in revenue in just three months, the majority of players prefer to battle on a big screen with a dedicated controller, or keyboard and mouse.
Apple TV support along with a console-style controller like the SteelSeries Nimbus could prove to be a popular way to entice even more people to try out the hit game, or move players who started on iOS to switch to the set top box.
Notably, Samsung announced a short exclusive Fortnite launch for its smartphones during the Note 9 release before its broader Android release. Maybe Apple and Epic Games could have an Apple TV/Fortnite announcement planned for next month’s iPhone event?
While $100M revenue on iOS is impressive, last month we heard that the game’s in-app purchases generated over $1 billion across all platforms. Developer, Epic Games is also continuing to expand the franchise with a partnership with Funko to create Fortnite collectibles. The collection is expected to include the game’s characters as Funko Pop’s popular big-head figures, keychain accessories, and more.
How about you, whether you currently play or not, would you give a go to Fortnite on Apple TV?