Epic announced today that Fortnite will finally be released on July 25. The game was originally announced at the end of 2011 and has kind of lingered in extended beta for a while.
The game has you and a group of friends using whatever you can scrounge up to build forts to withstand waves of monsters attacks. I've always though of it as a highly stylized version of the Horde mode from Gears of War. If you're so inclined you can pre-order the game now, as pre-ordering the game will give you access to the game four days early.
Update: Here's the overview video that Epic rolled out today.
FORTNITE FROM EPIC GAMES COMING TO PLAYSTATION®4, XBOX ONE, PC, AND MAC ON JULY 25
DON’T TAKE SHELTER, MAKE IT
JUNE 8, 2017 – Cary, NC – Epic Games today announced that Fortnite, its third-person Action Building game, will be available in paid Early Access for PlayStation®4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac starting on July 25. Fans can pre-order or pre-register now on the official website at www.fortnite.com.
In Fortnite, players team up to build massive forts and battle against hordes of monsters, all while crafting and looting within giant worlds where no two games are ever the same. Epic Games debuted a new gameplay trailer today highlighting Fortnite’s unique mix of exploration, building, defense, and combat; head to http://epic.gm/fngameplayen to see Fortnite in action.
“Bringing Fortnite to life has been a true labor of love by a talented and dedicated team over many years,” says Darren Sugg, Creative Director on Fortnite. “We’re excited to share the experience and start playing along with more gamers in Early Access this summer.”
Fortnite Founders Packs give players entry to the Early Access Season, access to exclusive in-game events in 2017, and offers a huge value on stuff like Heroes, loot, weapons, and in-game boosts. Players who pre-order a Founder’s Pack will get a four-day head start beginning on July 21, along with the exclusive Storm Master Weapon Pack. Additionally, Epic Games has partnered with Gearbox Publishing to distribute a boxed retail version of the game for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.