The game will support cross-play and cross progression
Fortnite will be on Xbox Series X and PS5 at launch and by mid-2021 the battle royale will be migrated to the all-new Unreal Engine 5, Epic revealed.
This is great news for fans of the Battle Royale, who were awaiting confirmation of the game’s status on next-generation consoles. What’s even better is that Epic has confirmed that there will be cross play on current and next generation platforms and cross progression. “We plan to support the cross progression between generations of consoles and platforms so that your account, your progress and your articles are perpetuated,” officially announced the press release.
Epic recently released patch notes for Unreal Engine 4.25, indicating that the engine has improved support for existing platforms and added “first class support” for “the next generation of game consoles”. This meant that Fortnite would have support for next generation consoles, but we now have confirmation. And with Epic, which just announced Unreal Engine 5, we know that Fortnite will be migrated to the updated engine by the middle of next year.
Fortnite fans will not only be delighted to see that the hugely popular Battle Royale is moving to next-generation consoles, but that it will likely get some type of graphics upgrade when it migrates to the new engine next year. As noted earlier, the overwhelming success of Travis Scott’s astronomical performance in Fortnite suggests that the battle royale is shaking up the video game and music industries. Fortnite on the new generation consoles, with Unreal Engine 5, could be the platform for even bigger and wilder musical performances and virtual meeting places.
We don’t have clear release dates for Xbox Series X and PS5, but we know they’ll be there before the end of the year, so stay tuned for more details.
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