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Old 12th Jul 2012, 11:55 PM   #1
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UE4-Powered Fortnite: PC in 2013

Epic Games made quite a stir at Comic Con in San Diego by announcing that their newly teased game Fortnite would indeed be powered by Unreal Engine 4 and is being developed for the PC for 2013. Screenshots below:

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In Fortnite, players will explore, forage, collaborate and build by day in their own dynamic and expanding world. At night, they'll work together to defend their prized fortress from the forces of darkness.

Attendees also received a first look at Fortnite's building system, which is designed so that players can use scavenged materials to quickly build and renovate structures of varying materials and complexity.

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Old 13th Jul 2012, 03:08 AM   #2
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Looks like an expansion of TF2. It can be very good though if done right.
But i had rather seen Epic use a UT4 ala QL to promote UE4 tbh.
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Old 13th Jul 2012, 03:45 AM   #3
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It does seem like they have a huge amount of confidence in Fortnite to make it a PC title (at least to start with) AND the first UE4-powered title at the same time.
After all, it seems rather difficult to satisfy the PC market and judging by the tech demo they showed, Fortnite doesn't seem to show off all the bells and whistles of UE4.

Personally, I'm looking forward to this. It looks really interesting so far
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Old 13th Jul 2012, 03:49 AM   #4
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nice move.
Now the game will generate even more interest. People who at first didt seem to like can give him a chance to "see the new engine"
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Old 13th Jul 2012, 05:13 AM   #5
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Not fond of cartoon style.
Where is my beloved Unreal??? Come on, UE4 without anything Unreal?
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Old 13th Jul 2012, 10:56 AM   #6
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Not fond of cartoon style.
Where is my beloved Unreal??? Come on, UE4 without anything Unreal?
I think it's bound to happen at some point early on in UE4's life cycle. Just hope it's going to be less Gears and more UT in terms of colors and less buggy than UT3 (as that seems to be what most people complain about even though there haven't too many bugs that really affected the fun I've had and still have with UT3)
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Old 13th Jul 2012, 11:05 AM   #7
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Yeah I'm interested about this game too. Didn't see a cartoon-looking Epic title since the Jazz ones.
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Old 13th Jul 2012, 11:37 AM   #8
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It does seem like they have a huge amount of confidence in Fortnite to make it a PC title (at least to start with) AND the first UE4-powered title at the same time.
I don't think it's about confidence. IMO Fortnite displays a level of graphic fidelity that is beyond what can be handled by the current console generation. So not only it is a title to show off UE4's capabilities, but also as a nod to console developers to get on with PS4 / XBOX whatever (although you can argue that a cartoony game is not the most effective way to show off the engine)

Plus, with the way Sweeny's been talking about Free-To-Play lately, I bet this is going to be the case. And knowing the cash-grab company that we are talking about, I bet Epic is going to give a whole new meaning to the expression Pay-To-Win. I hope I'm wrong.
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Not fond of cartoon style.
Where is my beloved Unreal??? Come on, UE4 without anything Unreal?
My thoughts exactly.
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Old 13th Jul 2012, 03:09 PM   #10
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Fortnite displays a level of graphic fidelity that is beyond what can be handled by the current console generation.
It's largely beyond what can be handled by the current PC generation.
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Getting Minecraft vibes from this definitely.
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I'm just glad they're going for something else than a variation on the space marine theme.
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Old 13th Jul 2012, 06:31 PM   #13
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My thoughts exactly.
Here the same, no cartoon please
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I think Epic has a firm grip on the dragging tail of the zombie killing craze. Been a while since they were cutting edge in gaming. I expect they will go with the flow until the are circling the drain.
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I think visually UE4 will become more identical to CE4 (which for sure will be fully dynamic GI based) in the next generation.
So when Cryteck is busy with showing off cutting-edge graphic with its realistic scifi shooter, Epic is making this cartoon stuff and, can we really hope this title to give better promotion and push for powerful new consoles?

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I think it's bound to happen at some point early on in UE4's life cycle. Just hope it's going to be less Gears and more UT in terms of colors and less buggy than UT3 (as that seems to be what most people complain about even though there haven't too many bugs that really affected the fun I've had and still have with UT3)
Epic needs a new AD who truly understand what UT/U is supposed to look like.
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... who truly understand what UT/U is supposed to look like.
That's the issue right there, ask 20 different UT fans what UT is supposed to look like and you'dd be surprised how much views can differ.
You simply cannot translate a 90's game into modern day high res without kicking in the preconceptions of a certain group of people in favor of another.

On a sidenote, this board is starting to remind me of a Jazz Jackrabbit forum, bitching about how Epic lost their ways with ****in' Unreal
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Surprised no one has said yet: "But will it include an editor?" ...
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Old 14th Jul 2012, 01:40 PM   #18
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Surprised no one has said yet: "But will it include an editor?" ...
That would be a mystery to me if they didn't considering that they already have one, by the looks of it, almost completely developed now.
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If this has an editor and uses Steam Workshop it would be amazing.
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