Fortnite - Pro-Am Tournament Popularity Dropped Dramatically
Agnes Adamus, 18 June 2019, 00:42
The Pro-Am 2018 has been the most successful in terms of audience success in the history of Fortnite streams. However, this trend has not been sustained and the popularity of the charity tournament this year has dropped dramatically. Compared to the previous edition of the event, the audience decreased by 72%.
Epic Games Wanted To Delete Fortnite
Jakub Mirowski, 15 June 2019, 12:53
Rod Fergusson, former production manager at Epic Games, revealed that just before his departure in 2012, he was trying to delete Fortnite. He thought it looked unprofitable at these times.
Epic Games Store - Free Games Every Week Until End of the Year
Christian Pieniazek, 12 June 2019, 13:53
Free games will be available weekly oo Epic Games Store until the end of the year, and not as originally planned until the end of Epic Mega Sale. In addition, the company has published a video on which it boasts of its exclusive titles.
PC Gaming Show E3 2019 Summary
Christian Pieniazek, 10 June 2019, 22:03
Thirty games appeared on this year's PC Gaming Show, among them Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2. In this summary you will read about all the titles that marked their presence at the conference.
Cheaters Qualified for World Championship Finals
Frozen, 05 June 2019, 23:59
Immediately after the two-week ban for cheating in Fortnite, Damion „XXiF” Cook and Ronald „Ronaldo” Mach qualified to the world championship finals, in which the prize is 30 million dollars.
Epic Games Store Sent User's Sensitive Data to a Random Person
Bart Swiatek, 22 May 2019, 12:43
Epic Games Support has mistakenly sent private information about one user to another person. The injured party was informed of the leak. Representatives of the company also contacted the user who received the problematic message asking for its removal.
Epic Games Store Blocks Accounts That Buy Too Many Games Too Fast
Konrad Serafinski, 21 May 2019, 11:17
Epic Games Store users who have shopped too much in a short space of time are in for an unpleasant surprise – the store's anti-piracy system can block their account. If you've had a similar problem, you should contact the EGS support.
Borderlands 3 Temporarily Pulled From Epic Games Store
Jakub Mirowski, 19 May 2019, 00:18
Problems with the first big sale on Epic Games Store continue. This time Borderlands 3, announced for this September, disappeared from the store's offer, joining Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 and Oxygen Not Included.
Ubisoft Games Sales Blocked During Epic Mega Sale
Yac, 18 May 2019, 00:20
Epic Games Store customers have discovered another controversial phenomenon related to Epic Mega Sale, the store's first big special sale. It turned out that the promotion does not include Ubisoft games. Titles from the French company's catalog were hidden for the duration of the Epic Mega Sale campaign, and their sale was blocked.
Vampire The Masquerade Bloodlines 2 Pulled From Epic Mega Sale
Jacob Blazewicz, 17 May 2019, 13:48
Epic Games has some trouble Epic Mega Sale. During the promotion period, Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines 2 and Oxygen Not Included disappeared from the store's offer, and some of the discounted games had unannounced price changes.
Epic Games Will Sponsor the PC Gaming Show 2019 at E3
Bart Swiatek, 15 May 2019, 11:58
PC Gamer has announced that Epic Games will sponsor this year's PC Gaming Show at E3 2019. Fortnite developers will showcase content from a wide range of games, including exclusive Epic Games Store titles.
Fortnite Season 9 Launches - Patch, Cinematic and Battle Pass
Bart Swiatek, 09 May 2019, 15:08
Fortnite got another big patch today, starting its 9th season. Epic Games studio has published a notice in which they describe all introduced novelties and modifications. We also know the details of the new battle pass.
Fortnite - Season 9 Start Date and Teasers
Jacob Blazewicz, 07 May 2019, 21:23
Epic Games has released graphics promoting the ninth season of Fortnite. The materials suggest that the next update will introduce a lot of futuristic content. The start date, scheduled for 9 May, has also been confirmed.
Epic Games Loves Microsoft After All
Frozen, 07 May 2019, 13:42
The CEO of Epic Games, until recently one of the biggest critics of Microsoft, changed his mind about the Redmond Giant. According to a recent interview, Tim Sweeney has become an avid fan of the company that created Windows and Xbox.
Epic Games Store Exclusives Start To Scare Developers Away
Michael Kulakowski, 05 May 2019, 23:19
It turns out that not all PC developers are interested in a profitable exclusivity agreement with Epic Games Store. Some people reject the giant's proposal because they are afraid of losing their image and access to a wider audience.
Epic Takes over Rocket League Creators. Will the Game Disappear from Steam?
Adrian Werner, 02 May 2019, 09:44
Psyonix Studio has been taken over by Epic Games. So far, Rocket League hasn't disappeared from the Steam. That didn't prevent players from flooding the site with negative reviews of the game, probably just in case.
Respawn Will Not Crunch Like Epic - Apex Legends Updated Seasonally
Bart Swiatek, 25 April 2019, 22:38
Vince Zampella from Respawn Entertainment reported that his company does not plan to apply a Fortnite-like development model, i.e. weekly updates, to Apex Legends. Devs plan to deliver new content as it is now, i.e. once a season.
Fortnite X Avengers Endgame Launches
Christian Pieniazek, 25 April 2019, 16:23
Avengers: Endgame has debuted in cinemas around the world, while Fortnite: Battle Royale players can check out timed event inspired by the film. The Endgame module enables characters, equipped with Avengers' gear, to face Thanos and his Chitauri.
Tim Sweeney Challenges Valve to Reduce Its Revenue Share
Bart Swiatek, 25 April 2019, 16:18
Tim Sweeney – CEO of Epic Games – wrote on Twitter that his company is ready to give up acquiring exclusive titles, assuming Steam gives up 88% of sales revenue to the devs. The only condition being, that the solution would have to be implemented "without strings attached".
Anno 1800 and The Division 2 Prices Rising Without Steam
Agnes Adamus, 25 April 2019, 14:50
Despite the announcement that the games published on Tim Sweeney's platform are to become cheaper, an opposite trend was noticed. This can be seen in the examples of Anno 1800 and The Division 2, where availability on the Epic Games Store and Uplay alone has resulted in the average market price of both games becoming higher than before they left Steam.
Fortnite Developers Work Up To 100 Hours a Week
Agnes Adamus, 24 April 2019, 22:21
Every success has its price. Fortnite turned out to be a golden goose, but at the cost of team members' health. The employees are extremely exhausted. They are often required to work 12 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The Avengers are Coming to Fortnite.
Bart Swiatek, 23 April 2019, 16:51
Epic Games announced that this Thursday, April 25, Fortnite will host the Avengers Film Festival. The event is connected with the premiere of the Avengers: Endgame.
Epic Games Store Without Collectible Cards and Forums
Jacob Blazewicz, 12 April 2019, 13:54
Epic Game's Tim Sweeney shared some details about his development plans for Epic Games Store.
Fortnite Boosts Video Game Sales Among Teenagers
Milosz Szubert, 10 April 2019, 22:59
Piper Jaffray published its usual semi-annual report about teenager spendings in the USA. According to the company, young males spend as much as 14% of their income on video games. Most of this thanks to Fortnite.
The Digital Distribution Platform War Continues
Agnes Adamus, 09 April 2019, 00:41
Since its debut, the Epic Games Store has been making a lot of waves. Buying exclusive titles has caused many releases to miss Steam. A dispute arose between supporters and opponents of this practice, fueled by Richard Geldreich, a former Valve employee,
Prince Harry Says Fortnite Should be Banned
Adrian Werner, 06 April 2019, 23:50
Prince Harry provoked the ire of gamers by stating that Fortnite is created to addict and such games should be banned.
Epic Games Will Keep Acquiring Exclusives Despite Steam Announcements
Konrad Serafinski, 04 April 2019, 13:42
Tim Sweeney, the CEO of Epic Games, admitted that no previous developer announcements about e.g. Steam will prevent his company from acquiring new exclusive titles. Sweeney's words contradict the earlier assurances that the Metro Exodus affair was the las
Anno 1800 Only on Epic Games Store and Uplay
Konrad Serafinski, 30 March 2019, 21:49
Ubisoft has announced that Anno 1800 will be an exclusive title on Epic Games Store and Uplay. This means that the game will disappear from Steam on the release day.
Epic Games Representatives Keep Defending Exclusive Titles
Frozen, 29 March 2019, 23:54
David Stelzer and Sergey Galyonkin took part in a Q&A session organized by GamesIndustry.biz during PAX East 2019 and answered some questions related to Epic Games Store. As you may expect, the main topic was exclusive titles.
Even More Destructive Unreal Engine 4 GDC Demo
Michael Kulakowski, 29 March 2019, 22:47
Developers of the Unreal Engine 4 have published the full version of the tech demo showcased on GDC 2019, which presents the improved destruction and physics model.
Epic Games Store Rejects Acclaimed Independent Game
Jacob Blazewicz, 29 March 2019, 21:09
Witch Games has announced that Epic Games has rejected the request to add Assault Android Cactus, an acclaimed independent title, to the Epic Games Store.
Tim Sweeney: Prices in Epic Game Store Will Drop
Bart Swiatek, 26 March 2019, 17:19
In a recent interview for Ars Technica, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney shared his thoughts on the PC video game market. He believes that Epic Games Store may help reduce prices.
Epic Games Reveals Digital Distribution Costs
Adrian Werner, 22 March 2019, 23:29
Epic Games studio CEO revealed the costs of digital distribution. His calculations show that a 12% margin is enough to make big money, and the industry standard 30% is exaggerated.
Epic Does Not Want Another Metro Exodus Controversy
Jacob Blazewicz, 22 March 2019, 15:59
Epic Games addressed the controversies surrounding the company's activities in the last weeks.
Epic Games Won't be Selling Any "Crappy" Games
Frozen, 21 March 2019, 23:52
Tim Sweeney, the CEO of Epic Games, assures that his company's Store will not be selling bad games. It will also not offer pornographic production and those created only with shock value in mind.
Fortnite Has 250 mln Users and Breaks Activity Record
Adrian Werner, 21 March 2019, 21:23
Fortnite has now almost 250 mln registered users. At the same time, the game broke an activity record - more than 10 mln users have played the game at the same time.
Tim Sweeney Defends Epic Store Exclusives
Jakub Mirowski, 17 March 2019, 12:19
Tim Sweeney, the CEO of Epic Games, has taken the floor on Reddit and commented that securing exclusive titles for the Epic Games Store platform is not an anti-consumer, but rather a "procompetitive" action.
Valve Will Examine Copying of Steam Data by Epic Games Store
Michael Kulakowski, 17 March 2019, 00:45
Valve has answered the controversies related to Epic Games Store client, which allegedly downloads sensitive user data related to their Steam account.
Epic Games Denies Accusations of Using Steam Data
Jacob Blazewicz, 15 March 2019, 21:23
Another day, another Epic Games Store controversy. The online community believes that the platform downloads sensitive user data from Steam files, including friend lists and stats on the games they have played. Epic Games denied the accusations.
Future of Epic Games Store Includes Trophies, Mods, and Player Reviews
Adrian Werner, 15 March 2019, 14:39
We've learned the roadmap for Epic Games Store. The creators of the platform are working on e.g. adding support for mods, achievements, user reviews and wishlists.
Fortnite - Dance Lawsuits Withdrawn
Adrian Werner, 11 March 2019, 14:43
Epic Games can rest easy. The four celebrities that filed cases against the company have withdrawn their lawsuits for copyright infringement and illegal use of their dance choreographies in Fortnite.
Epic Games Store Lacks Even Most Basic Account Security Measures
Christian Pieniazek, 05 March 2019, 22:38
Registering an account on Epic Games Store is as easy as pie – the user isn't even obliged to verify the email address they've provided.
Fortnite May Get Respawns and New Communication Mechanic
Jakub Mirowski, 24 February 2019, 19:45
In response to the growing popularity of the competing Apex Legends, the developers of Fortnite have confirmed that they are considering the introduction of two new gameplay mechanics: respawns and a new voiceless communication system.
$100m to be Won in Fortnite in 2019
Konrad Serafinski, 24 February 2019, 00:55
Epic Games announced that the total prize pool available in Fortnite in 2019 equals $100 million. This includes both the rewards in Fortnite World Cup and other events across the year.
Fortnite Breaks Another Record in Number of Players
Milosz Szubert, 22 February 2019, 14:25
Fortnite is still doing very well. On February 16th, the game registered 7.6 million concurrent players, which is a record number for a day without any event. The result was achieved in spite of the huge popularity of Apex Legends.
Epic Games Sues Organizers of an Unofficial Fortnite Event
Michael Kulakowski, 20 February 2019, 00:18
Epic Games intends to sue the organizers of the Fortnite Live festival, which took place last weekend in Norwich, UK.
Fortnite Dance Affair - US Goverment Denies Carlton Dance Claim
Jacob Blazewicz, 17 February 2019, 19:14
US patent office responded to Alfons Ribeiro's claim of alleged copyright infringement in Fortnite using the Fresh emote. According to patent examiners, a short, simple dance does not fall under copyright law, rendering the claim invalid.
Apex Legends Dethrones Fortnite on Twitch
Adrian Werner, 11 February 2019, 11:59
Apex Legends has conquered Twitch, leaving Fortnite far behind and choking on dust.
Fortnite Concert Seen by 10 Million
Pawel Krysiak, 03 February 2019, 20:35
A 10-minutes long online performance by DJ Marshmello in Fortnite: Battle Royale was seen by more than 10 million people in-game.
Epic Games Store Introduces Optional User Reviews
Jacek Weichert, 02 February 2019, 19:14
Tim Sweeney, the CEO of Epic Games, announced that in the near future the Epic Games Store will receive a game review system.