Epic made the announcement during its "Fortnite" Pro-Am at E3 on Tuesday in Los Angeles. Nintendo has officially announced that Fortnite will be available on the Nintendo Switch. The $100,000,000 will be split between many events at different levels of competitions. The Epic game is now available on PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and iOS, in addition to the new Nintendo console.
We've also reached out to both Nintendo and Sony on the matter, to see what the hang up is here. Epic said it is not selling any franchise/team spots for its premiere event nor will it allow a third party to do so. Theories suggest that the issue is tied to Sony's steadfast refusal to support crossplay, but there's no official word from Epic or Sony on the cause just yet.
The World Cup will culminate in the first Fortnite World Cup in late 2019. Qualifications for the Fortnite World Cup will be based on merit. With several famous celebrities co-signing the addicting game, Fortnite picked up a long list of free support.
The duo of Domentos and Mongraal were able to survive a long and hard day of competitive Fortnite action to claim victory in the KEEMSTAR Friday Fortnite UMG Tournament.
Fortnite is certain to grab the short-term attention of players, but it's not necessarily a game that will sell hardware. Players will be required to create a separate Epic Games account in order to play on the opposite console.
The game is free, but players can spend real money on in-app purchases including skins to customise player avatars. But it's only a matter of time before the game lands there too.
Epic Games has done an incredible job of being one of the most transparent developers out there and continue to maintain an open dialogue with their massive number of fans. Except now there's only one line, and Sony drew it between themselves and the other console manufacturers for no apparent reason other than fear that people might not buy PS4s.