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Gears Of War Fans 'Will Love Fortnite' - Epic Dev

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Epic Games producer thinks the first Unreal Engine 4 game will appeal to fans of Xbox 360 third-person shooter.

Published on Aug 7, 2012

Fortnite, the very first next-gen Unreal Engine 4 game, will have such broad appeal that even Gears of War fans should take to it according to producer Tanya Jessen.

“I don’t really think Fortnite is a big departure for our fanbase and the proof will be in the pudding when we put it out there” Jessen told games™.

Fortnite will have players co-operatively scavenging, then building and maintaining fortresses against waves of night-time creatures, with more than a nod to Minecraft.

“This is definitely a long term project for us so when people who are fans of our other games give this a try there’s definitely going to be things from our other games in there. We’re going back to our pedigree, so the shooting experience like with Horde: that’s all going to be a part of the moment to moment experience with Fortnite so it’s not even a concern for us. Definitely the art style is different and it’s not more of a traditional experience like Gears, but I still think people who love Gears will love Fortnite.”

Fortnite is so far just announced for PC and is set for release next year.

Fortnite is one of games™’s top 40 new IPs to look forward to. To read about the other 39, including The Last Of Us, Watch Dogs and Beyond: Two Souls see games™ issue 125 on sale now in digital and print formats.

 

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