Epic Games’ Fortnite is an Unreal Engine 4, PC Exclusive Title

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Epic Games, the studio that brought you Gears of War, a title who’s mechanics and engine influenced an entire generation of console games, is doing something a little different for their next release, Fortnite.

Revealed today during a San Diego Comic Con panel (thanks Polygon), Fornite will be running the Unreal Engine 4 (something Epic has said will not work with the current generation) and will be exclusive to the PC (although Cliff Bleszinski has tweeted that the PC is the “lead platform” for Fortnite, opening the game up for a possible installment on the next generation of consoles and other devices).

For people who need a refresher, Fornite is a co-op sandbox survival game where players band together to build a fortress that can withstand the onslaught of the undead. Your buildings and weapons are all upgradable, and the developers promise that there will be a lot of loot scattered around the game worlds.

So, what do you guys think of this turn of events? Are you excited for Fornite? What do you think of Epic moving on to Unreal Engine 4 development before this console generation is over? Is this the first real sign that the next gen is coming really soon? Go!

Source – Polygon, Cliff Bleszinski

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5 thoughts on “Epic Games’ Fortnite is an Unreal Engine 4, PC Exclusive Title”

  1. The people at Epic are innovators, and I’m sure this console gen has them feeling a little bogged down so it’s nice to see them moving forward and returning to their PC roots as well. And the game sounds really interesting, and a nice break from the Gears series.

  2. Darn, I was really looking forward to this one. Good for Epic I guess, I’m just not eager to hop into the next gen. I was hoping to be able to play this with friends in the near future but if not on a console then I don’t see it happening.

  3. I’m kind of surprised that they say the game won’t run on today’s consoles. It looks pretty cartoony really. I understand it’s more about the engine than the graphics, I’m just a little surprised.

    Either way, I’m sure I’ll give this a try, looks like a lot of fun.

  4. [quote comment=”19654″]I’m kind of surprised that they say the game won’t run on today’s consoles. It looks pretty cartoony really. I understand it’s more about the engine than the graphics, I’m just a little surprised.

    Either way, I’m sure I’ll give this a try, looks like a lot of fun.[/quote]
    Just because something has a cartoony art style doesn’t mean it’s easy to run. Take a look at the textures and lighting on some of those screens, they aren’t every day stuff.

  5. [quote comment=”19661″]
    Just because something has a cartoony art style doesn’t mean it’s easy to run. Take a look at the textures and lighting on some of those screens, they aren’t every day stuff.[/quote]

    Right, which is why I said I understand that it’s not just about graphics, I was simply a little surprised. Lighting and Texture qualities can be turned up and down, so that isn’t the only reason.

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