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PS5's SSD Too Fast for Unreal Engine 5, Forces Code Modifications

Sodar, yesterday, 11:37

The speeds provided by the SSD on the PS5 required changes to Unreal Engine 5's code. Epic Games has modified the I/O areas to allow for faster data transfer.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 3 Launch Delayed

DS, yesterday, 11:21

The launch of Season 2 Chapter 2 and thr mysterious live event called „The Device” in Fortnite has been delayed. This is a result of the protests that have recently been erupting across United States.

Epic Games Store's Share in PC Game Market is Growing

Bart Swiatek, 02 June 2020, 10:35

Epic Games Store, a digital distribution platform launched by creators of Fortnite, is doing better and better. According to Tim Sweeney, EGS already controls about 15% of the PC game market. The developer also convinces that giving away free games brings measurable benefits not only to players but also developers.

Trailer of Nolan's New Movie Premiers in Fortnite

Adrian Werner, 22 May 2020, 11:07

The premiere screening of a trailer for Christopher Nolan's Tenet took on an unusual form. Trailer debuted on a virtual screen in Fortnite.

Gamepad Aim Assist Causes Problems on PC - Ninja on Controversial Feature

Paul Wozniak, 20 May 2020, 13:45

Popular streamers and professional players are speaking out on the issue of aim assisting on gamepads in PC version of Fortnite. Many of them, including Ninja, have announced that they will not play Epic Games' title until the unbalanced aim assist feature is fixed.

Gears of War 3, Hackers and PlayStation 3

Christian Pieniazek, 19 May 2020, 20:47

Gears of War 3 was developed exclusively for Xbox 360. Are you sure? A former hacker presented a long gameplay version of the working (with some problems, but still) version on PlayStation 3. As he says, he has no idea why it was developed at all.

Epic Games Has Given Away Games Worth Over $2,000

Bart Swiatek, 18 May 2020, 11:03

Over the eighteen months of Epic Games Store's existence, the platform has offered 108 free games with a total value of over $2140.

Epic Games Store Will Refund Some Money If We Buy a Game Before Discount

Bart Swiatek, 18 May 2020, 10:33

Studio MayDay's Joshua Boggs reported on Twitter that Epic Games reimbursed him for a portion of money, after he had purchased a game from Epic Games Store just before it was made available with a big discount.

Unreal Engine 5 Tech Demo Can be Run on Beefed up Laptop

Adrian Werner, 17 May 2020, 19:40

Epic Games' Chinese branch revealed that the impressive tech demo of Unreal Engine 5 can run at 40 frames per second and 1440p resolution on a decent laptop.

„First Million is Free” - New Usage Rules of Unreal Engine

Jacob Blazewicz, 14 May 2020, 12:19

Epic Games has amended Unreal Engine's license terms. From now on, developers may use this engine for commercial purposes free of charge until they earn a million dollars in gross revenue from games created using the technology.

Tim Sweeney on PS5's Storage: „The World of Loading Screens is Over.”

Bart Swiatek, 14 May 2020, 12:05

Tim Sweeney, head of Epic Games, commented on the Unreal Engine 5 demo presented yesterday, which ran on PS5's devkit. In his opinion, the technology used in Sony's new console can significantly affect the way video games look like and how they are created.

Fortnite Will be PS5 and XSX's Launch Title; Game Will Switch to UE5

Jacob Blazewicz, 13 May 2020, 20:39

Epic Games has announced the release of Fortnite on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. The title will be released on both platforms shortly after their release. In addition, the company intends to move the game to Unreal Engine 5.

Spectacular Visuals of Unreal Engine 5's PS5 Tech Demo

Jacob Blazewicz, 13 May 2020, 20:37

Epic Games has presented an impressive tech demo of UE5. The console used for the presentation was PlayStation 5.

Fortnite is Not Done Yet, New Players Arrive

Jacob Blazewicz, 07 May 2020, 14:04

Epic Games boasts of the number of registered Fortnite users. During the year, the popular battle royale gained 100 million players.

Ban For a 9-year-old Gamer Triggers a Storm on Twitter

Paul Wozniak, 06 May 2020, 17:18

The Fortnite community is raging across Twitter because of a 4-year ban for a 9-year-old player. The boy is now unable to participate in tournaments and competitive modes.

Rapper's Concert in Fortnite Sets New Activity Record

Milosz Szubert, 24 April 2020, 15:57

Last night a new record in the number of logged in players was set in Fortnite. According to Epic, 12.3 million people watched the virtual concert of American rapper Travis Scott organized in the game.

Epic Games Gives Up; Fortnite Launches on Google Play

Jacob Blazewicz, 22 April 2020, 15:18

Fortnite finally launched on Google Play, after a year and a half of distribution beyond this platform. This concession by Epic Games is the result of Google's policy to significantly hinder independent distribution.

Fortnite - Exploit Makes it Possible to Rake in Easy Victories

Pri, 30 March 2020, 16:09

Youtuber LazerBeam has published a video that show an exploit in Fortnite related to the use of helicopters, which - in a way that does not require confrontation with other players - enables a player to win the game.

Epic Games Will Release New Games From The Last Guardian, Control and Inside Devs

Christian Pieniazek, 26 March 2020, 19:23

Epic Games has announced that it is beginning its publishing business as Epic Games Publishing. The first games to be released by Epic Games are new works from Remedy Entertainment (Control), GenDESIGN (The Last Guardian) and Playdead (Inside).

Choppers Coming to Fortnite? Patch 12.20 Goes Live Today [Updated]

Paul Wozniak, 17 March 2020, 14:15

According to recent reports, Fortnite will get one-man helicopters. They are to be part of today's 12.20 update.

Tim Sweeney: Epic Games Store Exclusives are Coming to GeForce Now

Jacob Blazewicz, 08 March 2020, 18:49

Tim Sweeney has declared his support for GeForce Now. Epic Games' boss has promised to release the games from his platform as part of the Nvidia service with the consent of their respective developers, including exclusive titles.

Epic Games on Fortnite's Revenue Drops: The Data is Inaccurate

Jacob Blazewicz, 28 February 2020, 14:53

Epic Games has criticized the SuperData group for reporting Fortnite's revenue. The company disputes the data provided by the analysts, even though it referred to them in the previous month.

Microsoft, Unity and Epic Games Withdraw From GDC 2020

Paul Wozniak, 27 February 2020, 21:07

We have just learned that more companies have resigned from participating in this year's edition of GDC. These are Microsoft, Unity and Epic Games, which, like their predecessors, fear for the health of their employees due to the coronavirus epidemic.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 - Deadpool in the Trailer and New Info

Mat1K, 20 February 2020, 17:59

Today, the much-awaited new season of Fortnite Chapter 2 has begun. Along with it, a new battle pass has appeared, which will enable us to unlock many skins for items or heroes. A small upgrade has been made to the map. The season is to last until April 29, 2020.

Tim Sweeney: „There’s no Reason to Drag Divisive Topics Into Gaming”

Bart Swiatek, 13 February 2020, 12:39

According to Tim Sweeney, games should not deal with political topics that introduce divisions. The exception is when the developers themselves want it. However, the decision should be made by them and not by the marketing department.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Season 2 Launch Date

Paul Wozniak, 25 January 2020, 21:02

Second Season of Fortnite Chapter 2 will be introduced in less than a month. For the time being, the devs do not specify what kind of novelties it will contain, but we found out that the next update (before the start of season 2) will introduce the Chaos physics system, which is part of the Unreal Engine.

Sales Results of Epic Games Store Exclusives

Adrian Werner, 15 January 2020, 11:24

PlayTracker has published estimates of the sales results of major exclusive titles owned by Epic Games Store, such as Borderlands 3, World War Z, Metro Exodus, Control and The Outer Worlds.

Epic Games Store Extends Game Giveaway Until End of 2020

Jacob Blazewicz, 14 January 2020, 21:50

Epic Games has boasted the results of its digital distribution platform. Epic Games Store has had a successful year thanks to, e.g. exclusive titles and games for free. The latter action will continue this year.

STALKER 2 Will be Powered by Unreal Engine

Christian Pieniazek, 02 January 2020, 22:49

GSC Game World announced that S.T.A.L.K.E.R.2 will we be powered by Unreal Engine technology. Although developers aren't ready to talk about target platforms yet, it's safe to assume that the PC version will be temporarily (or permanently) exclusive to Epic Games Store.

Star Wars Takes Over Fortnite; Lightsaber Duels Galore

Laty, 17 December 2019, 13:17

We're two days away from the premiere of the new Star Wars movie. On this occasion, another event related to this sci-fi universe took place in Fortnite. Players can, among other things, engage in lightsaber duels.

Watch Fragment of Star Wars 9 Shown in Fortnite

Paul Wozniak, 15 December 2019, 23:42

Yesterday, Fortnite hosted an event that featured a fragment of the upcoming Star Wars 9: The Rise of Skywalker. In addition to the pre-release screening, the players could also take part in a battle with lightsabers.

Fortnite Will Have to Pay the 30% Revenue Share on Google Play

Bart Swiatek, 11 December 2019, 12:40

Fortnite will not be exempted from paying the revenue share, if it is released on Google Play - the giant believes that any company offering their games on the platform should operate under equal conditions. Tim Sweeney argues that the company should change its approach and not impose the use of Google Play on all creators.

Fortnite Players Will See a Fragment of Star Wars 9 in the Game

Milosz Szubert, 09 December 2019, 15:50

Fortnite players will soon have the opportunity to see a fragment of Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker before the film's official premiere. It will be screened in the virtual cinema Risky Reels on December 14, 9:30 AM (PT).

Fortnite Got DirectX 12 Support

qjin, 20 November 2019, 12:19

Epic Games has announced that the PC version of Fortnite has received official support for Microsoft DirectX 12 libraries. This support is part of the latest 11.20 update. Selected players should experience increased performance and more stable image smoothness.

Fortnite x Star Wars - Stormtroopers Invade Epic Games' Hit

Bart Swiatek, 15 November 2019, 11:46

A thematic event connected with the Star Wars universe has just begun in Fortnite. For now, the original Stormtrooper skin is available, but it cannot be ruled out that more prizes will be awarded.

Fortnite Loses Steam; Revenues From Microtransactions in Decline

Jacob Blazewicz, 07 November 2019, 12:21

SuperData has published a report on in-game spending for this year. Fortnite remains among the best earners, but the champion (and several other titles) is doing worse than in previous years.

Professional Fortnite Player Gets Lifelong Ban for Using Aimbots

Milosz Szubert, 04 November 2019, 22:08

Jarvis Kaye, a member of the famous FaZe Clan sports organization, has been permanently banned from Fortnite. It happened after he posted videos on his YouTube channel, on which he uses aimbots when playing Epic Games' title.

Epic Games Sue Person Responsible for Fortnite Leaks

Paul Wozniak, 27 October 2019, 20:23

Epic Games is suing a player who used Twitter to inform fans about what new season of Fortnite will bring. It turned out that he took part in the testing of the new content in September and, by revealing what he learned, broke the confidentiality agreement.

Satisfactory Devs: Epic Games' Opponents are a „Loud Minority”

Jacob Blazewicz, 21 October 2019, 21:59

Nathalie Verweij from Coffee Stain spoke on Epic Games Store's policy. The designer, currently part of the team responsible for Satisfactory, said that the platform helps the devs, and the voices of criticism on the Internet are only a „loud minority”.

Epic's Dispute with Juvenile Fortnite Cheater Continues For 2 Years

arRacoon, 15 October 2019, 13:12

A young Fortnite player known as Sky Orbit does not hide in the shadows in the fight against Epic Games, the creators of the global hit, who in 2017 sued the boy for cheating in live matches and teaching others how to do it.

Fortnite is Back From the Black Hole! Chapter 2 Now Available

Adrian Werner, 15 October 2019, 12:50

A patch has debuted that updates Epic Games' popular shooter to Fortnite Chapter 2. The devs have also released two new trailers.

Fortnite Chapter 2 Rumors - Trailer, Map and Season 11 Launch Date

Adrian Werner, 15 October 2019, 09:59

A lot of information about Fortnite Chapter 2 leaked into the web. The first trailer appeared, images of the new map were found, and curious fans probably also discovered the release date of the new season.

Fortnite Goes Offline; Black Hole Swallowed All, Social Media Wiped

Bart Swiatek, 14 October 2019, 12:33

The tenth season has ended in Fortnite, and with it... the whole game, at least apparently. Epic Games megahit's servers have been shut down and social media channels only show a mysterious video / image of a black hole.

Fortnite: Chapter 2 Will Offer New Map and Motorboats?

Adrian Werner, 12 October 2019, 20:13

Thanks to a leak, we learned that the next stage of Fortnite's development will not be the usual eleventh season. Instead, the game will be renamed Fortnite: Chapter 2 and will receive a new map where we will be able to use motorboats.

Tim Sweeney: „Epic Will not Punish Fortnite Players for Talking Politics”

Jacob Blazewicz, 09 October 2019, 22:47

Tim Sweeney from Epic Games referred to the controversy surrounding the suspension of Chung „blitzchung” Ng Wai by Blizzard for a political statement during a Hearthstone tournament. The CEO assured that he would not allow Fortnite players to be punished for their political statements.

Epic is Not Just Against Steam - 30% is the Industry Standard

Bart Swiatek, 08 October 2019, 15:43

IGN conducted an analysis which shows that Steam's 30% revenue share does not differ from the industry standards. Only a few other distributors apply different rules - including, of course, Epic Games Store, which often accuses Valve of engaging in shameful practices.

Epic Games Accused of Not Telling us Fortnite Might be Addictive

Bart Swiatek, 07 October 2019, 12:05

A Canadian law firm accuses Epic Games of deliberately making Fornite an addictive game and not informing users of the resulting threat. Lawyers are preparing a class action lawsuit, indicating, among other things, this year's World Health Organization ruling and a similar case against a cigarette manufacturer.

New Features in Epic Games Store - Library Sorting and Minor Fixes

Bart Swiatek, 30 September 2019, 10:06

Epic Games has published a note outlining recent changes to the Epic Games Store platform. The company has also announced what it will implement in the near future.

Fortnite x Batman Event Has Begun

Paul Wozniak, 22 September 2019, 16:17

In Fortnite, an event to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Batman's creation began. For the next two weeks, the players can purchase new cosmetic items related to the superhero, and Gotham City will be available as a location on Fortnite's world map.

Here's How Much Epic Paid for Control's Exclusivity

Agnes Adamus, 20 September 2019, 21:45

List of games that Epic Games Store has purchased for temporary exclusivity included Control. Today we found out how much this move cost Tim Sweeney's company.