Epic explains why the most popular game in the world is missing on Xbox in India.
The Xbox One hasn’t actually done all that well in India, where PlayStation reigns supreme. Unlike the Xbox 360, which made a lot of headway into the market, a series of poor decisions with the Xbox One have led it to struggle in the country.
This has led to a lot of games skipping release on the platform in India—and the latest one took join that list is Fortnite. That one stands as a notable omission, what with it currently being the most popular game in the world. But if you go to the Xbox Store in India, you will find that you can’t download the free to play Fortnite Battle Royale, nor buy Fortnite: Save the World.
Why, exactly, is Fortnite missing on Xbox One in India? Speaking to Gadgets 360, an Epic Games spokesperson confirmed the omission, noting that the reason is the proximity (or lack thereof) of servers for the Xbox version from India, which would lead to a suboptimal gaming experience. Their wording suggested that they might rectify this in the future—but for now, if Indian players want to play the most popular game in the world, Xbox is a bust to them. It’s either PC, PS4, or, if they have an invite, iOS.