It might not be everyone’s cup of tea, but Epic Games has unlocked the formula to keep your live game freshly stocked with fresh content. Even if you disregard the blatant IP buildup adding anyone and everyone to the game, Fortnite is constantly gearing up for massive in-game events and spectacles that battle royales like PUBG and COD: Warzone have only tried to emulate.
However, it looks like Epic has already laid plans for the next big thing in Fortnite before the competition can catch up to them. The game will soon receive an Unreal Engine 5 update for Fortnite Creative, the creation tool that allows players to build their own Fortnite island.
“About half of Fortnite’s playtime by users is now on content created by others, and half is on Epic content,” Tim Sweeney said in a conversation with Fast Company. “And that’s just the beginning. Later this year, we’re releasing the Unreal Editor for Fortnite – the full features you’ve seen [in Unreal Engine] open so anyone can create high quality game content and code… and deploy it to Fortnite without having to make a deal with us – it’s open to everyone.”
“Our goal is to make it a first-class outlet for reaching consumers, just as you can look to mobile app stores and consoles and Steam as ways to reach users,” he continued. “Now people are also looking at Fortnite and Roblox as ways to reach users. Along with that, we’re building an economy, and it will support creators really building businesses around their work and making more and more money from commerce.” . that comes from people playing your content.”
The rest of the conversation continued on Sweeney’s views on the metaverse and how Fortnite could become one of the entities that can lead the way for change. “I think we can build this open version of the metaverse over the next decade on open systems, open standards, and companies willing to work together while respecting their mutual relationships with customers,” he said. “You can sign in with an account in one ecosystem and play in another, and everyone just respects those relationships. And there’s healthy competition for every facet of the ecosystem.”
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