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Essays 10 August 2020, 21:41

author: Darius Matusiak

A wannabe fighter pilot, racing driver, and a spec-op; an adventurer and a space marine – hence, a gamer. I’ve been playing games since Wing Commander, and writing since Destiny.

16 Games that Defined 2010s

The most important doesn't mean the best. There are games that we don't necessarily remember as great, but the whole gaming industry remembers them, and even changed under their influence. These are the most important titles of the last decade.

Fortnite: Battle Royale

Release date: 2017

Genre: multiplayer shooter, battle royale

Platforms: PC Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, mac OS, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android

Fortnite or Fortnite?

Does anyone else remember names like Fortnite: Save the World, Fortnite Creative? Is there just a Fortnite Battle Royale that everyone calls simply Fortnite? The game, which many years earlier had been inspired by Minecraft, eventually broke the bank, imitating PUBG, only in its playful, cartoonish style, with little hardware requirements and for free (which is now one reasonable financial model for the genre). This made Fortnite instantly accessible to a large number of people, and the support of Epic Games studio provided (and continues to provide) the rest. Fortnite has become an absolute phenomenon, both in the gaming world and in pop culture in general. Even the world's biggest brands know that visiting Fortnite's virtual, changing map from time to time is just worth it.

Fortnite phenomenon

Games come and go, but Fortnite's popularity seems to be unchanging. The authors did not confine themselves to reaping the benefits announcing subsequent seasons with new clothes to buy or acquire, they made the map something of a network game hero. The Fortnite's map changes every season, and what's more, it changes in mysterious and intriguing ways, engaging the community to guess, put forward theories and finally come to the servers. It fuels interest and makes it worth getting back into the game, worth keeping up with.

And as if that weren't enough, Fortnite has become a place for cultural events. Players enter the virtual map no longer just to play skirmishes, but to watch a famous rapper's concert or the latest Star Wars trailer! In a way, the game from Epic Games has taken over the role of Second Life here, allowing you to experience real things while being in the virtual world. So far, there is no indication that Fortnite popularity will diminish significantly in the coming months. I wonder what surprises Fortnite has for us in this decade.

Number of battle royale games in the Gamepressure.com encyclopedia:

  1. 42 after the premiere,
  2. 20 before the premiere (often in the form of Early Access).
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