Fortnite has eclipsed the once dominant PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds title, both in terms of mindshare and money.
It's certainly going to be interesting to see what Bluehole will do when Call Of Duty and other big name companies start adding the mode to their games.
Back in September a year ago, Bluehole CEO Changhan Kim voiced concerns over Fornite: Battle Royale, saying Epic Games was privy to PUBG's development. "PUBG" is also built on Unreal Engine technology, which is owned by Epic Games.
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Firstly, Epic Games specifically stated PUBG as an inspiration for Fortnite, and even went so far as to reference PUBG in promotional videos, stating that "We love battle royale games like PUBG and thought Fortnite would make a great foundation for our own version". It will also address the way the game handles vehicles that are far away from the player as well as parked vehicles, which are now too demanding on players' systems. One thing that is certain, however, is that Epic definitely has the cash to withstand any lingering fines or legal fees. Epic Games is also investing $100 million in Fortnite esports. 'Although we've made some meaningful improvements to PUBG, we've fallen short in other ways, ' the development team admit in a note to gamers outlining planned improvements.
PUBG is available now on PC and in Game Preview on Xbox One.
An Epic Games representative said the shopping cart is expected to arrive this week, but declined to offer exact timing. Should Fortnite fans be anxious?
We reached out to Bluehole and Epic for comment and did not immediately hear back.