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UE4 Fortnite PC Release Next Year

During a Comic-Con panel today, Epic Games revealed that Fortnite will use the Unreal Engine 4, and that their Minecraft-style building and survival game will be released for PCs in 2013. They offer a few Fortnite screenshots showing off the game's visuals, and word from the show is: "Attendees also received a first look at Fortnite’s building system, which is designed so that players can use scavenged materials to quickly build and renovate structures of varying materials and complexity."

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23. Re: UE4 Fortnite PC Release Next Year Jul 13, 2012, 18:24 Dmitri_M
 
Theo wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 17:12:
I am confused, is there a source that says its a PC exclusive?

Fortnite is Epic's first Unreal Engine 4 game and it'll ship "exclusively for the PC," Epic Games' Cliff Bleszinksi said today during a San Diego Comic-Con 2012 panel. "We're here and we're announcing that this is a PC-designed game, it's shipping exclusively for the PC," he told a crowd of attendees.

Joystiq source article

Apparently he later stated on Twitter that:
"We wouldn't rule out the possibility of other platforms later," he wrote. That is, while Fortnite will be "primary and first" on PC, it may not be exclusive to the platform forever."

Theo wrote on Jul 13, 2012, 17:12:
but i dont get the hate for Epic
Spiffy and Rein have on multiple occasions made remarks that amount to: "We sell more silly cover shooters on console so therefore PC is dead" and "PC is dead because people buying low end laptops with integrated graphics can't run our games". Google search 'disparaging remarks by Epic about PC' will turn up multiple articles dating back years. Statements like this are ridiculous and pure spin, why don't they just admit it's easier developing for consoles? Instead they choose to slam the PC platform as a whole.

Now with this lame kiddie looking game they're back claiming that the PC IS NEXTGEN because UE4 won't run on current consoles. Then in two years time when the new consoles hit they'll be saying "PC gaming is dead".

A major developer with PC roots makes a point of saying that PC gaming is dead. It isn't dead. These statements by major players in the industry are completely self-serving and don't help anyone trying to develop for the PC.

This comment was edited on Jul 13, 2012, 18:44.
 
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