Epic is Finally Ready to Start Talking About Fortnite

Epic Games’ long-in-development Unreal Engine 4-powered base builder/monster fighter, Fortnite, is coming. Finally.

First revealed way back in 2011 at the Spike Video Game Awards, Fortnite is the cover story of Game Informer’s upcoming May issue and Epic has launched the official Fortnite website and opened alpha test registration.

“A little over two years ago we introduced Fortnite via a short trailer at the VGAs,” Epic states. “Since then, we’ve been quietly working to make sure Fortnite is a great experience for players. We appreciate all of the interest and questions during that time and have been anxious to tell you more about our plans. Now it’s time to start talking.”

For now, Epic is leaving the majority of Fortnite’s details to Game Informer’s story (the magazine should be hitting your mailbox soon), so we don’t have much more info for you at this point. Of note, though, Epic tries distance itself from the “Minecraft-clone” label some have pinned on it in the behind-the-scenes trailer below, which also includes a bit of gameplay so you can see Fortnite’s building and shooting in action:

Stay tuned, we’ll have more on Fortnite for you soon.

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1 Comment on Epic is Finally Ready to Start Talking About Fortnite


On April 9, 2014 at 9:27 am

They can’t stop patting themselves on the back about not making another Gears game.