Fortnite: Epic's PC-exclusive, Unreal Engine 4 sandbox game

At a Comic-Con panel today, Epic’s Cliff Bleszinski finally announced what their upcoming game Fortnite is all about. It turns out it will be a PC-exclusive, and the first game built using their brand new, and very impressive Unreal Engine 4 that we had eyes-on time with at E3 2012.

Next-gen's here. It's been here. It's a high-end PC

The game will be a co-op sandbox survival game, where players will need to scavenge for items and materials to build a variety of structures, before having to defend these structures against a variety of crazy enemies. The game is apparently supposed to be a "mashup of Minecraft, The Walking Dead and Team Fortress 2".

Certainly from the trailer we first saw last year, and new screenshots, which we have included below, the game looks both visually great and fun to play. Currently there is no specific release date or word on what price range the game will fall in to, so we hope some more information will be available soon.

Source: Joystiq | Images via PC Gamer

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So instead of doing what makes sense and giving the pc a proper UT game, epic decides to give us this crap? It's almost as if they truly don't know how to do anything but fail anymore.

Blackhearted said,
So instead of doing what makes sense and giving the pc a proper UT game, epic decides to give us this crap? It's almost as if they truly don't know how to do anything but fail anymore.

give them a break. they just finished making a gears of war trilogy. why insult them when they probably just want a change?? if they want to make it, I'm sure they feel comfortable doing so. Game devs should be able to make the games that they want to play and share with us.

Blackhearted said,
So instead of doing what makes sense and giving the pc a proper UT game, epic decides to give us this crap? It's almost as if they truly don't know how to do anything but fail anymore.

I think this game looks like quite a refreshing idea, actually. I'm not sure what your issue is with it. Certainly nowhere near a "fail". Superman 64 was a "fail", E.T. Game was a "fail". This looks promising.

Blackhearted said,
So instead of doing what makes sense and giving the pc a proper UT game, epic decides to give us this crap? It's almost as if they truly don't know how to do anything but fail anymore.

Seems like your comment has failed. You really think epic has it's whole staff working on this game?

astropheed said,

I think this game looks like quite a refreshing idea, actually. I'm not sure what your issue is with it. Certainly nowhere near a "fail". Superman 64 was a "fail", E.T. Game was a "fail". This looks promising.

A "coop survival" game is a refreshing idea? I guess you haven't been gaming much in recent years.

PmRd said,

Seems like your comment has failed. You really think epic has it's whole staff working on this game?

Of course not. They probably got a few people working on more of their little chest-high wall simulator as well. But that's about it.

Blackhearted said,

A "coop survival" game is a refreshing idea? I guess you haven't been gaming much in recent years.


A coop survival game where you craft your own defenses (walls and all) through scavenged parts is actually interesting.

Tell me, do you go out and make a completely new game every time you release? Cause I gotta tell you, it's not possible.

Blackhearted said,

A "coop survival" game is a refreshing idea? I guess you haven't been gaming much in recent years.

I meant the mechanics and idea behind it. This looks interesting and unique. As for the Genre, yeah it's been done, but what hasn't?