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Fortnite's Airbus sets course for next-gen consoles

by: Lee -
More On: Fortnite

Epic Games announced Fortnite will arrive at launch on the PS5 and Xbox Series consoles.  To be clear: this is not a new version of this popular battle-royale shooter.  Epic have just been developing the same game with an emphasis on utilizing the new development tools.  Here's a rundown of what to expect:

  • The Xbox Series & PS5 versions will initially run on Unreal Engine 4, but will migrate to the newly-announced Unreal Engine 5 in mid-2021.
  • Epic intends to support cross-progression on all items, stats, etc.
  • Epic still intends to support cross-play across ALL platforms
  • Development support for current gaming platforms is not going away

The free-to-play shooter is currently available on almost every platform: PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, iOS, Android, & PC (limited to Epic Games Store).  Given the immense popularity each successive season, Fortnite isn't going anywhere for a long time.  Keep your eyes open for more Fortnite news on Gaming Nexus.