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Interview: Epic Games Reveals New Fortnite Gameplay

By John Gaudiosi, Jul 08, 2014 7:15am PDT

What began as a Game Jam idea has continued to evolve into a much larger project that has taken different design directions along the way. Darren Sugg, lead designer on Fortnite at Epic Games, discusses what’s new with the strategy/action game in this exclusive interview.


How Fortnite's pieces fit together

By Steve Watts, Apr 24, 2014 8:15am PDT

Epic Games has detailed how the Home Base, Fort, and mission structure will work together in Fortnite.


Fortnite creators explain story and F2P model

By Steve Watts, Apr 10, 2014 2:00pm PDT

In a new video, the creative team behind Fortnite explains the story, how that interacts with the gameplay of going out and closing monster-rifts, and why they chose to use a free-to-play model.


Fortnite finally reveals gameplay footage

By Steve Watts, Apr 08, 2014 9:45am PDT

A trailer to promote Game Informer's latest issue shows off the first gameplay footage of Fortnite in action.


Epic building games to be played 'for hundreds or thousands of hours'

By Steve Watts, Mar 27, 2014 10:00am PDT

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney says that studio is still actively working on at least two game projects, with Fortnite demanding 90 members of their staff.


Bulletstorm dev renamed Epic Games Poland, working on Fortnite

By Andrew Yoon, Nov 01, 2013 1:30pm PDT

People Can Fly, developers of Bulletstorm and Gears of War Judgment have been given a new name from their corporate overlords. The studio is now called "Epic Games Poland," and they've been assigned to Fortnite, a game that apparently still exists.


Fortnite could have always-online requirement

By Steve Watts, Jul 19, 2012 1:15pm PDT

Fortnite may use an always-online system, which producer Tanya Jessen says would be meant to facilitate the co-op focus rather than stop piracy.


Fortnite is the first Unreal Engine 4 game, exclusive to PC

By Andrew Yoon, Jul 12, 2012 11:30am PDT

Epic Games' Fortnite will be the company's first game to take advantage of Unreal Engine 4. And, it's exclusive to PC.


Fortnite aiming for more 'casual' audience than Gears of War

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 20, 2012 1:30pm PST

Fortnite is "for an entirely different audience," Epic CEO Tim Sweeney said, emphasizing its casual appeal. "It appeals to a wider audience than a hardcore game like Gears of War."


Fortnite is Epic Games' new title

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 10, 2011 6:44pm PST

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.