Don't expect in-game recording to make a comeback, either
Business as usual
Following on from last week's epic announcement, the Rocket League developer Psyonix has now released a summer roadmap for the popular vehicular soccer video game to put any concerned minds at ease. This roadmap highlights all of the new features and improvements coming to the game over the next several months. The developer also...
Joining the family
Epic Games – best known in recent years for its insanely popular free-to-play battle royale game Fortnite – has acquired Rocket League developer Psyonix for an unspecified amount. Psyonix revealed the news over on its own website and at the same time reassured its fanbase it would continue to be a community-driven game:...
"It is a hard, grindy, crunchy life"
A recent feature over on Polygon has highlighted the "stressful" work environment at Epic Games, due to the popularity of its free-to-play battle royale game Fortnite. Due to the explosive growth of the multi-platform title, dozens of current and former employees and contractors have reportedly worked "in excess...
Time to end the fight
Avengers: Endgame is expected to be one of the biggest movies of 2019. It arrives later this week and will conclude the battle between Thanos and Marvel's all-star cast. If you think back to when Infinity War was released last year, you might recall a special promotion in the free-to-play battle royale game Fortnite. The...
Welcome to the mobile pool
Update: As we previously noted, these changes apply to solo cross-play parties only (aka. random matchmaking). Epic's UK PR agency reached out to clarify Switch players can still party up with friends across all platforms. Original article: Epic Games has seemingly given up on trying to make the playing field level in...
Don't expect in-game recording to make a comeback, either
As portable as the Switch version of Fortnite is, there are admittedly a few setbacks when it comes to the game's performance. It's capped at 30 frames per second and Epic even had to remove the video capture feature. During a recent Reddit AMA, the developers of the free-to-play battle...
Warning: the following news may have you pining for 'the good old days' and thinking back wistfully to when EA wasn't fouling up good Star Wars games with lootbox nonsense. Erstwhile Nintendo Life contributor Liam Robertson has noted on Twitter a recent movement of a prominent industry figure under the considerable umbrella of Epic...
If you enjoy a round or two of Epic's free-to-play battle royale multiplayer game Fortnite on your Nintendo Switch, you might have noticed a slump in your own performance in recent times. This has nothing to do with your own abilities, according to an in-game test Digital Foundry recently ran in each version of the game, there's a glitch...
Join the club
Yesterday, we found out Alfonso Ribeiro - who played Carlton Banks in the early '90s television sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air - would be suing Epic Games for adding his character's dance move to its popular free-to-play multiplayer title Fortnite. Ribeiro is not the first famous person to take legal action against the video game...
The price of success
The success of Fortnite has unsurprisingly placed it in the firing line on a number of occasions. It's been accused of promoting violence and gambling to children and has been targeted for copyright infringement. The developer PUBG Corp - known for Player Unknown's Battlegrounds - even tried to take legal action against the...
Rolling out next year
Epic Games has grown into a global video game powerhouse thanks to the Unreal Engine and internally developed video games such as the insanely popular free-to-play title Fortnite. Since the breakout success of the battle royale game, the American-based developer hasn't wasted any time expanding its empire. In a recent news...
Growing the game
Epic Games is getting richer by the day thanks to its free-to-play battle royale sensation Fortnite. The marketing has very much fueled its success, with the company partnering with globally recognised brands and even going as far as dropping giant objects from the game in actual deserts. NFL outfits were
If it wasn't already evident, the free-to-play title Fortnite has a been a huge success for Epic Games. In the latest news, Epic has closed a $1.25 billion investment deal with a group of private equity backers. KKR, ICONIQ Capital, Smash Ventures, aXiomatic Gaming, Vulcan Capital, Kleiner Perkins and Lightspeed Venture Partners are now...
In September, we found out that the largest toy maker in the world Hasbro was teaming up with Epic Games to release a Fortnite Nerf Blaster - allowing kids and adults alike to recreate their favourite moments from the insanely popular battle royale game. It's now been confirmed that the Nerf Fortnite AR-L Blaster will arrive next year on...
Aiming for a holiday launch
Last month, it was announced Hasbro - the biggest toy maker in the world - would be releasing officially licensed Fortnite Nerf blasters in Spring 2019. Adding to this was the reveal of Fortnite-themed Monopoly - now available in all good toy stores. In an interview with IGN at 2018's New York Comic-Con, Todd McFarlane -...
"We are working now to fix this as soon as possible"
If you missed it, earlier this week the season six update arrived in Fortnite, adding new items and pets to the game. That's apparently not all, though. Kotaku reports how players have noticed the new Calamity skin in the game has an "undeniable jiggle" when the character performs the jubilation...
Gone but not forgotten
Epic Games looks to be taking extreme measures to enhance the performance and stability of Fortnite on the Nintendo Switch as the latest update has disabled the video capture feature. Kotaku reports Fortnite's subreddit community noticed this common feature, found in the majority of Switch games, had been removed...
Strong marketing continues
Nintendo’s strong marketing within the domain of television advertising continues, as it is estimated to have spent $6.2 million during the month of August compared to $5.8 million during the month of July. This once again makes it the biggest spender of the month. According to GamesBeat and its partner iSpot.tv (a...
Monopoly also on the way
The largest toy maker in the world, Hasbro, has revealed it will be releasing an officially licensed line of Fortnite Nerf blasters in Spring 2019. According to a Hasbro representative, blasters and other accessories will offer fans an immersive player-versus-player action experience, letting them fight for victory in...
The fans have spoken
Fortnite's arrival on Switch this June was met with surprise, intrigue, and an awful lot of excitement from fans who wanted to take the game on the go. For those who have been sucked into its highly addictive ways, having the game available on Switch added a great new way to play - as well as offering players without...
Free-to-play, money to burn
Unless you've been living under a Battle Bus-shaped rock for the last year, you'll no doubt be aware of Fortnite's ridiculous levels of success. Love it or hate it, Fortnite's free-to-play model has sunk its teeth into countless players across almost every gaming platform imaginable, including a successful...
Stability not included
The Unreal Engine is known for powering plenty of games on the Nintendo Switch. With this in mind, Epic has just released version 4.20 of the Unreal Engine. This iteration "significantly" improves Nintendo Switch development with performance and memory enhancements. The technical rundown is below: Support for Dynamic...
Leaves the struggling company with $9.2 million in fees
To gamers with some experience of past console generations, Silicon Knights may be a name that provokes waves of nostalgia. From a Nintendo perspective its stand-out games are Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem and Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes on the GameCube. Its development history since...
After months of mystery, the will-it-won't-it of Wii U's ability to handle Unreal Engine 4 finally seems to have come to an end — sort of. Epic Games vice president Mark Rein told Videogamer that it'll be possible to port Unreal Engine 4 games to Wii U, though Epic itself doesn't intend to bring the engine to the console. Instead it'll...
'I think it will do great'
With Wii U getting closer to release and with so many details yet to be revealed, the clamour for insight and opinion on the console is growing. At the recent Game Developer's Conference in San Francisco Eurogamer.net took the opportunity to discuss the console with Mark Rein, vice president of Epic Games, a developer best...
Gears of War creator sounds confident
The Wii U has got a lot of people excited and Gears of War creator Cliff Bleszinski is no exception. Speaking to IndustryGamers, he spoke confidently on Nintendo's ability to sell the Wii U to gamers ― even the ones who aren't convinced with Nintendo's upcoming home console. Regarding the naysayers who dismiss...
Or 3DS, maybe
We're just one hour away from Nintendo's E3 2011 press conference and Epic Games CEO Mark Rein has dropped a small hint that his company might be bringing support to Nintendo platforms for the first time. Rein tweeted: We have another pretty cool announcement coming today at around 10AM PST Nintendo's press conference will be on its way to winding down by that point, and with the..
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