Fortnite is PC-exclusive, to use Unreal Engine 4

Co-op sandbox survival game to ship in 2013.

July 12, 2012 / 02:33 PM EDT / (@salromano)

Epic Games announced at Comic-Con in San Diego today that its co-op sandbox survival game Fortnite is PC-exclusive and will be the very first game to use the studio’s new engine when it launches in 2013.

In Fortnite, players will “explore, forage, collaborate and build by day in their own dynamic and expanding world,” and by night “work together to defend their prized fortress from the forces of darkness.”

During the Fortnite panel at Comic-Con, Epic showcased a demo of the game’s building system, which is “designed so that players can use scavenged materials to quickly build and renovate structures of varying materials and complexity.” It also showed player’s upgrading their weapons in a multitude of fashions.

View the first screenshots of Fortnite at the gallery.

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  • Kougeru

    interesting choice. cant wait

  • bebestorm117

    Sounds very interesting! I might get it

  • Malcolm Reynolds

    OMG. Im sorry to laugh but my X-friend is gonna be pissed. He has been tooting this horn for a while saying it would be a 360 scloosive.

    Too funny.

  • http://gematsu.com/ Sal Romano

    Crap, my PC sucks.

    Hopefully by 2013, I’ll have something decent.

    • rockman29

      There’s so many awesome graphics cards and CPUs to pick from. It’s such a good time to get a gaming PC or a gaming laptop. Awesome last year or so for PC gamers hardware wise especially.

  • KingOptimusOrigins111

    This will eventually come to consoles.

  • EspadaKiller

    It looks interesting. Definitely keeping a look out for this game. Especially when it uses Unreal Engine 4 ;)