If you thought the iOS App Store had issues with piracy, think again. The Google Play store, home to over 500,000 Android apps, is in a much worse position. Apparently, piracy on the Android platform is such an issue that developers are, in a sense, beginning to give up.
The developers behind Dead Trigger, an FPS available on both Android and iOS, have decided to give up the fight, and are now making the popular game completely free on Google Play, due to the outrageous piracy.
Originally priced at only $0.99 in order to get the game into as many hands as possible, Dead Trigger was still subject to an “unbelievably high” piracy rate. With the game itself now free, Madfinger Games has promised not to go the “freemium” route, avoiding in-app purchases.
Interestingly enough, the game remains available on the iOS App Store for the same $0.99. It’s no wonder developers still choose iOS first.