Fortnite will have a version for the new generation consoles. Epic Games confirms that Fortnite Battle Royale is coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.
In a statement on its official blog, Epic Games has announced that its flagship, Fortnite, is coming to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, the next-gen game consoles, which are expected to arrive in late 2020. At the time of the announcement , Fortnite Chapter 2 is in Season 2 of his Battle Pass. We tell you all the keys to this new version:
Fortnite: a version for PS5 and Xbox Series X confirmed
In the publication announcing the future version of Fortnite for PS5 and Xbox Series X, Epic Games has cleared some of the most recurring doubts regarding this news. According to them, “There will be more concrete details as we get closer to launch.” However, these are the data that they have specified:
- This is not a new video game. It is Fortnite, as we know it, but adapted to the hardware of the new consoles. It will therefore be the best possible version of the game on consoles.
- At first, Fortnite on PS5 and Xbox Series X will use Unreal Engine 4, although Epic Games plans to change the engine to Unreal Engine 5 in mid-2021.
- Fortnite will continue to be available on platforms that are already playable: PC, Mac, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and Android and iOS smartphones.
- Epic Games will work so that the progress of our account, and all the objects acquired and associated with it, are maintained when we want to log in to the game on PS5 and / or Xbox Series X.
- There are plans for crossplay / crossplay between PS5 and Xbox Series X and all other versions.
- These are, roughly speaking, all the key points that Epic Games has commented on regarding the next generation version of Fortnite consoles. There are no big surprises between them, except for the update of the game engine to Unreal Engine 5 in 2021. In fact, the same day of this Fortnite announcement, Epic Games announced this new version of its popular engine, showing how it works in PS5.
Call of Duty: Warzone will also be on PS5 and Xbox Series X
Another battle royale that has hit the ground running is Call of Duty: Warzone. At the beginning of May, Activision announced its intentions to bring this video game to PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. Thus, Fortnite will have quite a tough competition in this peculiar genre, as Warzone is here to stay; in a month it reached 50 million players.
Epic Games announced in early May 2020 that Fortnite reached 350 million players. The figures of Warzone next to it may seem laughable, although it is true that its growth has been much greater than that of the Epic Games game; Fortnite Battle Royale reached 45 million players within 16 weeks of its release, while Call of Duty: Warzone did so within a month.