At E3 2017, Epic Games explained the major difference between its sandbox survival game Fortnite and Minecraft. The Epic Games title drew comparisons to the hugely popular blocky game because of its building gameplay mechanics.
Epic Games is also working on a brand new MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena) called Paragon.
Fornite Won’t Feature World Ownership
Speaking during a PlayStation Live interview, Epic Games creative director Darren Sugg explained what has evolved with the game since it was announced six years ago. Sugg said that the “biggest thing” that has changed following feedback from fans is that Fortnite does not have world ownership.
Previously, a world would be owned by a single player meaning that “if you spent 20 hours in a world and then I came and visited you, I would lose my stuff.” Although Minecraft and several other games operate in a similar way, Epic Games found that it was “rough” for players to lose all of their loot and so the developers decided that it would own all of the worlds instead.
So Fortnite does not have world ownership, then, but what it does have is an incredibly diverse cast. In addition to female characters, there are also characters of different ethnicities to play as, as well as characters with different body types too. Characters are named and will have different skills and attributes and so players are encouraged to test them out and see who suits their play-styles best.
The multiplayer survival title will also have a whole lot of loot, as this gameplay mechanic forms the basis the basis of Fortnite. Players must gather material to build their base, as well as crafting material for their guns and ammunition. Sugg also described several mission types that will test players building and fighting skills, so you’ll have to master your looting and shooting abilities to stop the zombies in their tracks.
Fortnite will enter paid early access on July 25 for Windows PC, Mac, PS4 and Xbox One. The game will go free to play in 2018.
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