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‘Fortnite’ leaps to next-gen consoles

By Christian Imperio Published May 14, 2020 12:00 am

Epic Games has confirmed that its popular battle royale game ‘Fortnite’ is making its way to the next generation consoles later this year.

Epic Games said that its well-loved battle royale game will be available both on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X at launch. Although the version of the game during the launch will be built on Unreal Engine 4, the game publisher said that they are planning to migrate Fortnite to Unreal Engine 5 in mid-2021, which means the players can expect enhanced visuals and gameplay. 

The announcement came on the heels of a stunning demo running on the much-awaited PlayStation 5. The Unreal Engine 5 demo game, called ‘Lumen in the Land of Nanite’, provides a first glimpse at what caliber future games would be like for the next-generation consoles and high-end PCs.

Meanwhile, Epic said that it plans to support cross-progression across console generations and platforms so that players’ accounts, progression and purchased items carry over. The game publisher also said that it intends to support cross-play across all platforms which include current and next-gen consoles.

Epic’s Fortnite: Chapter 2 - Season 2 is currently available as a free-to-play game on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Android, IOS and PC.