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Fortnite will be Epic Games first title under Unreal Engine 4

by Ethan Powers on July 12, 2012

Epic Games design director Cliff Bleszinski stated today at the developer’s Comic-Con panel that Fortnite will be the first title to utilize the prowess of the Unreal Engine 4.

“Next-gen’s here. It’s been here. It’s a high-end PC,” Bleszinski said. Back in May, Epic’s Unreal Engine 4 was previewed in Wired magazine, offering some astounding snippets of what the tech could provide for next-gen graphics.

Fortnite will be a post-apocalyptic, class-based, strategy-action survival game that seemingly blends elements from both Team Fortress 2 and Minecraft. The game will feature a day-and-night cycle in which players must explore the environment in daylight to find supplies and fortification pieces in order to prepare for the zombie/monster attacks at night. If you missed the game’s debut trailer, check it out below.

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    The first engine that can only be run on pcs. now people can bitch about pcs being better than consoles but before they were just bitching about scaled up comsole engines

  • Tomer Feiner

    I hope Epic’s planning a new Unreal game.

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