Fortnite is Epic Games' new title

Epic Games said their next game would be very different. And boy, Fortnite looks nothing like Gears of War. It's also not Jazz Jackrabbit, we're afraid.

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Epic Games said their next game would be "fresh" and very different. And boy, Fortnite looks nothing like Gears of War. It's also not Jazz Jackrabbit, we're afraid.

Fortnite has players building forts against invading monsters. Perhaps it's an expansion of Gears of War 3's Horde mode? The visuals are cartoony, and invite comparisons to Valve's Team Fortress 2.

No platforms have been announced. Watch it here:

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    December 10, 2011 6:44 PM

    Andrew Yoon posted a new article, Fortnite is Epic Games' new title.

    Epic Games said their next game would be very different. And boy, Fortnite looks nothing like Gears of War. It's also not Jazz Jackrabbit, we're afraid.

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      December 10, 2011 6:51 PM

      Nice work getting the trailer up so fast. Looks interesting.

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        December 10, 2011 7:08 PM

        (Guessing it is going to be a console exclusive)

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      December 10, 2011 6:57 PM

      I have no idea what I just watched

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      December 10, 2011 7:00 PM

      My best guess is you built forts and shoot the shit out of zombies. Meh.

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      December 10, 2011 7:23 PM

      Its like minecraft + left 4 dead + TF2?

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      December 10, 2011 7:25 PM

      Looks pretty uninteresting but it could be fun at least.

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      December 10, 2011 7:56 PM

      Looks like they're definitely taking the whole Minecraft get to safety build a base before the nightime arrives theme. Which could potentially be very awesome.

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        December 11, 2011 5:06 AM

        what did people compare everything to before minecraft? nazis, i guess?

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          December 11, 2011 5:39 AM

          Dungeon Keeper

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          December 11, 2011 5:45 AM

          It's been a couple of years, but sandbox games would occasionally be compared to OOP from Microserfs. Usually only until the game came out though.

          I don't think I've heard it since the first Spore demo at a GDC about five years ago.

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      December 10, 2011 8:42 PM

      Looks fun.

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      December 10, 2011 8:46 PM

      Looks like a video game.

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      December 10, 2011 8:54 PM

      Love that they are taking on a totally new style.

      Fuck hate that it's yet another fucking zombie game.

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        December 10, 2011 8:57 PM

        Pretty much. I'm sure there will be some sort of hook but without knowing what it's all about I can say I'm not very interested.

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      December 10, 2011 8:57 PM

      Looks like I'm tired of huge boots on cartoon characters.

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      December 10, 2011 9:02 PM

      I hope they go to town and make it a crazy sandbox in terms of building like you're in Garry's mod or something. if it's just another tower defense game or zombie shooter that would be pointless.

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      December 10, 2011 9:36 PM

      I find this hysterical. Going by the gameplay footage and the name of the title. The game should basically be exactly what Jeff Cannata loves about MineCraft

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      December 10, 2011 9:59 PM

      Sounds like I'm waiting for the next next game from Epic. I'm not a fan of Type-A Tetris, nor of horde mode, nor of tower defense, so I'll have to pass. There definitely is a substantial audience for this game, though.

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      December 10, 2011 10:05 PM

      Yea that video shows jack shit.

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      December 10, 2011 10:42 PM

      Concept seems interesting, and I actually really like the visual style they went with.

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      December 11, 2011 1:22 AM

      Iphone tower defence, calling it

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      December 11, 2011 2:01 AM

      So its like a mashup for Left 4 Dead and that Half-LIfe 2 mod that let your team build a fort. Looks really good actually.

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      December 11, 2011 2:26 AM

      I get what they're going for and I like it!

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      December 11, 2011 2:39 AM

      Cool, looks fun and different. Not sure how they'll stretch fort building over an entire game though.

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      December 11, 2011 3:05 AM

      This looks interesting

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      December 11, 2011 5:05 AM

      TF2 + beavis and butthead. I'm interested.

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      December 11, 2011 5:09 AM

      Looks interesting. Show me more!

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      December 11, 2011 5:24 AM

      Sooo... Base defense game?

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      December 11, 2011 5:43 AM

      Is there a reason "night" is spelt "nite" here?

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        December 11, 2011 6:03 AM

        It's easier to copyright would be my guess and the side effect is no confusion in Google searches.

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        December 11, 2011 6:06 AM

        Yes, for the same reason Darnell named his son Tyerown.

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      December 11, 2011 5:57 AM

      Why were they nervous about showing this? It looks pretty bland but Epic makes most of their money from engine licensing anyway. They could make a basket weaving simulator and still be fine.

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        December 11, 2011 6:15 AM

        Don't take their developed stuff for granted.

        The Gears series is one of the best selling games of this console generation, I think they are past 15 million units now. Who knows how much DLC money they've made on that as well.

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      December 11, 2011 6:04 AM

      could be amazing coop

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      December 11, 2011 6:18 AM

      these latest videos load really slow for me.

      buffering buffering...

      anyone else experiencing this?

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      December 11, 2011 6:48 AM

      I was hoping it'd be ZZT3

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      December 11, 2011 6:52 AM

      Why there have to be zombies in evary game :(

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      December 11, 2011 8:06 AM

      Team Fortress Left 4 Dead Minecraft.

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      December 11, 2011 8:56 AM

      Nobody else thinks this is like I am Legend?

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      December 11, 2011 9:10 AM

      Huh, am I the only one who thought it was a tower defense game after watching the trailer?

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        December 11, 2011 10:54 AM

        No doubt it will incorporate tower defense elements. I'm guessing that it's basically Orcs Must Die, but in a post-apocalyptic setting and with co-op.

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        December 11, 2011 11:34 AM

        I said the same last night :P

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      December 11, 2011 10:37 AM

      Wow, something that might actually be interesting.

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      December 11, 2011 11:31 AM

      Will it have single player? Can I build forts with the computer that don't suck? Will there be a optimal solution for fort building that takes away from more creative solutions? Are there going to be fixed levels or procedural? How much replay value will it have if you can only build forts in prescribed areas on the levels?

      I want to build forts!!!!!!!!

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      December 12, 2011 10:23 AM

      It wouldn't surprise me if this turned out to be a mobile only game. Conceptually, I don't see this being the AAA title that Epic usually aims for.

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