If there’s one game that’s blown up massively, it’s Epic Games’ take on the 100-player free-for-all multiplayer game type: Fortnite Battle Royale. The game is everywhere. It’s all over consoles, it’s massive on PC, and it’s recently become the king of Twitch. And soon, it’ll be available on your smart phone too.
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There’s no solid release date announced for this, but with the “iOS Invite Event” going on already, one can be that this version of the game will be available before summer. Mobile ports of complicated console and PC have a dubious track record, albeit one that’s been improving over the last few years. This version of Fortnite will likely work well enough to draw in those already pre-disposed to playing games on their smart devices. As for players who traditionally enjoy their games via a home console, PC, or handheld device like the 3DS, Fortnite Mobile will likely have to perform beautifully in order to turn their heads.
Fortnite Battle Royale has seen a massive surge of popularity over the past few months and is still growing. It’s nice to see Epic land another hit after the Gears of War series went stale, but one wonders just how long they can keep this up. Will Fortnite last through the year, or will it follow PLAYER UNKNOWN’S Battlegrounds and quickly fade after players get bored? Epic’s handled the game quite well so far, now they just have to figure out how to keep stagnation from setting in.
Are you a Fortnite Battle Royale fan? What about it do you think has allowed to catch on to the degree that it has? What do you think Epic will need to do to keep it at the fronts of gamers’ minds?
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