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Epic vs. Apple May be Judged by Jury

Bart Swiatek, yesterday, 10:47

The lawsuit brought by Epic Games against Apple may not be resolved by a judge but a jury. Normally jurors do not participate in similar trials, but according to Judge Yvonne Gonzales Rogers, the opinion of ordinary people may be very important in this case.

Epic Games, Spotify and Others Join Forces Against Apple

Jacob Blazewicz, 26 September 2020, 20:53

Epic Games, Spotify, Tile and others companies have created the Coalition of App Fairness to fight Apple. The organization is to promote healthy competition in the digital distribution market and abolish the 30% profit cut.

Free Rocket League Sets New Activity Record

Adrian Werner, 25 September 2020, 10:48

The switch to free to play model has done Rocket League a lot of good. For the first time ever, the game has exceeded a million users playing at the same time.

Rocket League Launches as Free-to-Play

Adrian Werner, 24 September 2020, 10:33

Rocket League has switched to free-to-play and left Steam. The creators have prepared a $10 voucher for those who will add the game to their library in Epic Games Store.

Unreal Tournament Just Received a Massive Upgrade

Musiol, 23 September 2020, 19:50

Unreal Tournament has received a giant fan-made update. Hundreds of fixes and improvements to the game are waiting for active players.

Epic Games and Riot Games in Trump's Crosshairs

Bart Swiatek, 18 September 2020, 11:32

According to reports of the Bloomberg news agency, the US administration is looking at the financial involvement of the Chinese company Tencent in the American gaming industry. The Chinese giant owns Riot Games, holds a 40% stake in Epic Games and a 5% stake in Activision Blizzard.

Ray Tracing and DLSS in Fortnite Today

mikos, 17 September 2020, 13:38

Today the new update to Fortnite will introduce ray tracing and DLSS support. This is another big step in popularizing ray tracing technology in video games.

Appearance of AMD's Radeon RX 6000 Revealed in Fortnite

Bart Swiatek, 15 September 2020, 13:11

AMD revealed the appearance of a new series of GPUs - Radeon RX 6000. The presentation was quite unusual - the chipset was presented in Fortnite.

Epic Games' CEO Passionately Plays Fortnite, Always Anonymously

Dameredet, 12 September 2020, 22:21

Tim Sweeney confessed to playing Fortnite. Using a mysterious nickname, he played over 1600 matches. He also confessed that he sold his car collection to become a landowner.

Apple Countersues Epic as the Battle for 30% Profit Cut Continues

Milosz Szubert, 09 September 2020, 15:47

In response to Epic Games' accusations, Apple has filed its own lawsuit, in which it accuses Tim Sweeney's company of breach of contract. The company demands compensation.

Fortnite's Losses on iOS; Epic Demands the Game be Returned to App Store

Jacob Blazewicz, 06 September 2020, 18:23

The removal of Fortnite from App Store and Google Play remains unresolved. However, Epic Games has filed a court order to put pressure on Apple to restore access to the popular battle royale on iOS devices. Reason: Epic Games' „irreparable damage” and a significant decline in the number of players.

Fortnite Will Get Ray tracing and DLSS Support

Adrian Werner, 02 September 2020, 14:49

Nvidia and Epic Games have announced that the PC version of Fortnite will soon receive ray tracing and DLSS support.

Iron-Man and Other Marvel Heroes in Fortnite; No Update for iOS

Jacob Blazewicz, 27 August 2020, 16:15

Fortnite received the second chapter of season 4. Thanks to this, Iron-Man, Dr. Doom, Wolverine and other characters from Marvel universe appeared in the game. Unfortunately, the update did not reach iOS mobile devices.

iPhones With Fortnite Sold for Several Thousand Dollars

Paul Wozniak, 26 August 2020, 19:39

Various auction services offer iPhone with Fortnite installed. Prices for such devices can reach several thousand dollars.

Epic vs Apple - Fortnite is Not Coming Back, but Unreal Engine is Safe

Dameredet, 25 August 2020, 17:38

There's been a verdict on the Epic Games vs Apple case. Fortnite will not return to the App Store, but developers will not lose access to development tools.

Thor and Galactus Coming to Fortnite

Jacob Blazewicz, 24 August 2020, 22:36

Epic Games is teasing Fortnite players. The comic book released in the game seems to confirm the imminent debut of Thor and Galactus in season 4 of the popular game.

Microsoft Supports Epic Against Apple While Charging 30% in Its Store

Bart Swiatek, 24 August 2020, 14:39

Microsoft has made a statement in court criticizing Apple's decision to cut Epic Games from iOS and MacOS development tools. According to the Redmond giant, the move will have a detrimental effect on many video game development companies.

Epic's Fight With Apple Will Move to Fortnite

Karol Laska , 22 August 2020, 14:42

The great conflict between Apple and Epic Games will move for several hours from the courtroom to Fortnite. The devs have prepared a number of different attractions for the players to fuel the rebellious moods associated with the removal of the game from App Store.

Apple Responds to Epic Games' Suit, Targets Unreal Engine

Czarus, 18 August 2020, 17:31

Epic Games' battle against Apple continues. The court has received an application from Tim Sweeney's company to issue an injunction against the cellphone giant. We can read in it that Epic may soon lose access to development tools on Apple's devices.

Fortnite - Batman Returns; Joker Announced

Dameredet, 16 August 2020, 16:06

New cosmetic items are coming to the game. These include the skins of Joker, Poison Ivy and Midas Rex.

Fortnite Pulled From Apple and Google Stores; Epic Goes to War

Bart Swiatek, 14 August 2020, 11:36

Apple and Google have removed the shooter Fortnite from their respective app stores. Epic Games has responded with actions against both entities. The reason for the commotion is the high, 30% revenue share on these digital distribution platforms, which Tim Sweeney does not accept.

Epic Games has Doubled its Value Over the Last Two Years

Karol Laska , 06 August 2020, 20:56

Epic Games, the devs of Fortnite and creators of Unreal Engine, has already reached a value of $17 billion, which is a significant increase compared to last years.

Usable Cars in Fortnite; New Vehicles Inbound

Milosz Szubert, 04 August 2020, 14:21

Tomorrow, Epic Games will release another update for Fortnite. It's called Joy Ride and will introduce driveable cars.

Epic Games Store Adds First Achievements

Jacob Blazewicz, 30 July 2020, 12:16

Epic Games announced the launch of game achievements on Epic Games Store. This applies only to certain games, and the system will be further improved.

CEO of Epic Games: Digital Ownership Should be a Universal Notion

DS, 22 July 2020, 15:08

Tim Sweeney, owner of Epic Games, shared his thoughts on digital ownership on Twitter. According to him, they should be universal and accessible to all platforms and stores.

Games Powered by UE5 May Grow to Astronomical Sizes

Adrian Werner, 19 July 2020, 21:52

Unreal Engine 5 is supposed to offer an unprecedented level of detail. However, there are developers who are afraid that it will result in record-breaking HDD space requirements on console and PCs.

Epic Games' CEO Responds to Allegations of Eulogizing PS5

Bebop, 11 July 2020, 18:10

According to Internet users, warm words about PlayStation 5, which we heard from Epic Games devs, could have been dictated by an agreement with Sony. The discussion began after the Japanese invested 250 million dollars in Fortnite's creators.

Sony Invested Hundreds of Millions of Dollars in Epic Games

Adrian Werner, 10 July 2020, 11:51

Sony bought a minority stake in Epic Games for a quarter of a billion dollars. This is to help strengthen the cooperation between the two companies, but no exclusive agreements were mentioned.

Captain America Debuts in Fortnite; Thor May be Next

Jacob Blazewicz, 03 July 2020, 15:26

Fortnite got a new Marvel skin. From now on, players can get the outfit and shield of Captain America. Moreover, the trailer suggests that the next guest in Epic Games' title may be Thor.

Fortnite Leaves Early Access

Paul Wozniak, 30 June 2020, 21:34

Epic Games has announced that Fortnite's paid co-op mode - Save the World - is leaving early access today. At the same time also the creative mode and battle royale will be officially launched.

Epic Games Engineer on PS5: A Masterpiece of System Design"

Bart Swiatek, 30 June 2020, 10:54

Two employees of Epic Games - Vice President of Engineering, Nick Penwarden, and Kim Liberi's Chief Technology Officer - have complimented the power and capabilities of PS5.

Diplo, Young Thug and Noah Cyrus Will Play a Concert in Fortnite

Paul Wozniak, 24 June 2020, 17:51

In a few days, Fortnite will host another concert. As part of the event DJ Diplo will launch his new album with guest appearances from rapper Young Thug and singer Noah Cyrus.

Free Games Work - Epic Games Store is Becoming Increasingly Popular

DS, 24 June 2020, 13:48

The creators of Epic Games Store boasted some stats, from which we learned that the last period was a record one for the store in terms of user interest. But how does it compare to its biggest competitor, Valve's Steam?

Police Cars Disappeared From Fortnite

Milosz Szubert, 22 June 2020, 15:40

Players report that the last update for Fortnite removed police cars. Epic Games has not officially commented on this situation, but it is most likely caused by the unrest in the US.

Fortnite - Season 3 Brings New Battle Pass and Aquaman

Bart Swiatek, 17 June 2020, 13:19

Another season has just begun in Fortnite: Chapter 2. Splashdown update refers to the Aquaman movie - it introduces, among others, the aforementioned superhero and a few items. There have also been a lot of changes on the map.

Flood in Fortnite Draws Record Audience

Paul Wozniak, 16 June 2020, 15:45

Yesterday, Fortnite hosted an event heralding the upcoming new season of the game, during which a standard storm on the map turned into huge waves of water. The event was watched on streaming services by a record number of spectators.

Epic Games Store Wants to Enter the Mobile Market

Bart Swiatek, 05 June 2020, 10:00

Epic Games Store will be available on mobile platforms. Android will get its version in first, but Tim Sweeney would like EGS to be available on iOS as well. It's worth noting that he plans something more than just a game library management app - we're talking about a store that could be an alternative to Google Play or App Store.

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

Sodar, 04 June 2020, 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, 04 June 2020, 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.