Epic Games reveals Fortnite

Exploration, scavenging, survival themes emphasized in teaser for original intellectual property from Epic Games.

Epic Games' next project is not another Gears of War, or even an Infinity Blade or a Bulletstorm.

Just a glimpse of Fortnite.

At the Video Game Awards tonight, Epic Games design director Cliff Bleszinski introduced a trailer for a new--and very different--project from the studio. Dubbed Fortnite, the game features a cartoonlike visual style and focuses on themes of exploration, scavenging, and survival.

In the trailer, a cameraman follows a group of survivors as they look to scrounge building materials for a makeshift fort during daylight hours. A subterranean, zombie-like creature peeks out to see what they're doing at dusk, and later that night, a legion of such creatures overrun the fort as the humans scream in terror.

No platforms or release window was announced.

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107 comments
ProMethUse
ProMethUse

can't judge a game entirely on graphics. sadly, a lot of people think that way... a game doesn't have to have super-realistic graphics to be engaging. you'll miss out on a lot of good-quality games if you keep basing a game's worth on its visuals

Caiza123456
Caiza123456

How is it a rip off of minecraft when the trailer tells nothing about the game except from zombies, scavenging and buliding. Zombies were in many games before minecraft so was gaining food and resources just because they have a pickaxe makes it minecraft to all of you. Just wait intill they tell you about the gameplay and style before you accuse it of copyright

brimmul777
brimmul777

To me,in my opinion,it looks like a kids game.

thenephariouson
thenephariouson

@Haasdude, "if a game's graphics aren't gritty and incredibly detailed, it's nothing but a fart in the wind?" I think Nintendo would disagree with you on that one. Anyway, i think it looks quite unique at this point.

Kayweg
Kayweg

LOL...what the heck was that ? Looks temptingly weird and funny at the same time.

heeeeeeeeeweeee
heeeeeeeeeweeee

ARTSTYLE IS GARBAGE I CANT LIKE THIS GAME BECAUSE I HATE THE ARTSTYLE.

Haasdude
Haasdude

It's a sad world we live in when people see a lighter, cartoony style game and automatically think, "oh, that would be a decent xbla/psn title." Really, is this what we've come to - if a game's graphics aren't gritty and incredibly detailed, it's nothing but a fart in the wind?

FoeCrusher
FoeCrusher

Like the art style, giggled and have no idea what to expect.

DKant
DKant

Loving this already :D God it's been so long since I've had time for the offbeat ones.

rarson
rarson

Looks kind of cool, at least thematically. It'll be interesting to see what the gameplay looks like.

Samox
Samox

It's made by Epic, so it has potential.. whatever it is.

Atladica
Atladica

we didnt learn anything from the trailer but looks interesting.

moonlightwolf01
moonlightwolf01

Might be an interesting concept but the question has to be asked - Do we really need another zombie game?

FatmanAB
FatmanAB

Gears of Fortress ... Anyone ?!?!?!

macca366
macca366

Seems like it may have evolved from the new horde mode in gears 3, with the setting up of defences etc, like a tower defence game. I like the idea of having to prepare or be wary of it becoming night, because thats when things come and you're in danger, like in the original trailer/concept for Alan Wake with the 24-hour day cycle. Reminiscent of Minecraft's survival mode? Sure, but doesn't kill the concept for me. I like the courage in going after a different art style, but still, the cartoon-yness takes away any sense of atmosphere for me

steelmouth
steelmouth

looks way too cartoonish but i have confidance on cliff B,he woudnt dissapoint that much i shall wait and see

zaiwen
zaiwen

last of us? fortnite? i'm almost led to believe people will be comparing this from now till its release & beyond

atrumhiberna
atrumhiberna

they have me at the TF2 style graphics i love Tf 2 imo most fun shooter i have ever played

Cillah187
Cillah187

It looked cool until I saw Zombies. Stop making dumb Zombie games. GETTING OLD!

Jevulen
Jevulen

The idea seems very like the Jurassic Park custom map for Warcraft 3, you scrounge resources and build your base while trying to repell a steady increase in jurassic activity.

Darth_Nater307
Darth_Nater307

The graphic style reminds me of Team Fortress 2. Awesome sauce. The gameplay (from what we've heard so far) sounds similar to Pikmin, gather resources during the day, but instead of exiting orbit when night falls, you have to fend off the hordes of the undead. 100%, grade-A, Awesome sauce.

idk95
idk95

The Last of Us>>> Fortnite lol no need to compare I just felt the need to mention the games that stuck out to me most last night...

20years
20years

@Gamer_4_Fun which of EPIC's games are gears clone exactly ?

deathstream
deathstream

I learned almost nothing about this game from the trailer.

Too-DementeD
Too-DementeD

Well I'm interested. Eagerly awaiting more news.

SicklySunStorm
SicklySunStorm

that creature looked like a cross of a Slig and Scrab from Oddworld...

karenwen
karenwen

Bulletstorm 2 is probably in the works, just that People Can Fly is making it. It's probably too early in development for them to announce anything.

Sepewrath
Sepewrath

Where are people getting Minecraft from? Is Minecraft just a tower defense game? Because then I would have to say that's not exactly an original idea on their part :P This doesn't look anything like Minecraft its a tower defense game.

Drakkengoth
Drakkengoth

actually was hoping it was going to b that Samaritan tech demo, fully realized

Drakkengoth
Drakkengoth

doesn't look that spectacular solely because gears still getting lots and lots of dlc

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

I don't get it, why did I get disagrees? You guys seriously want Epic to chug out more Gears clones, which was unreal clone from a visual point of view.

Joey2cool
Joey2cool

Haha Minecraft? I don't think so. More like tower defense TF2. Looks like a decent XBLA/PSN game.

controlfreak25
controlfreak25

Not buying another game from epic unless its another bulletstorm or another unreal....this could be awhile.

y3ivan
y3ivan

@rveegee well it depends if MS wants to buy the IP. Possibly EA might be aquiring them, then it would be on all platforms

wyan_
wyan_

I bet the scavaging and building will be fun, but wow, what an epic ripoff of Minecraft this is.

Gamer-Geek
Gamer-Geek

I love zombie games, and I love em more when you gotta make a tactical defence. Hopefully they do well with it :)

MJ12-Conspiracy
MJ12-Conspiracy

Saw the name, wrote it off......then I actually look to see what it is..... Yeah this could be good......I'll keep an eye on this one...

Haasdude
Haasdude

I like how a lot of people are comparing it to Minecraft though we have seen virtually NOTHING about Fortnite.

01706_123
01706_123

i doubt its a full game probably an arcade game for xbox

biggy887766
biggy887766

Seems like it will be similar to the zombie flash games where you have to upgrade a fort and then defend it (I forget the names) with the added element of actually having to go out of the fort in the day time to scavenge for metal, ammo and other items you're going to need. Could be interesting and should be a lot of fun co-op wise. I imagine they are also going to include a class system with certain characters having specific skills that affect how they contribute to the fort and how they play.

hybrid7seven7
hybrid7seven7

reminds me a lot of minecraft and certain tower defences, but i appreciate that epic is taking the animation style in a very different direction

Tremblay343
Tremblay343

lol it's like minecraft but you actually have a goal. I already approve. I know it's going to be on the xbox, but I would really like to see this on steam.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

Most fun I've had this gen of gaming is with Rage... Borderlands... Fallout. So... I'm following this and completely interested.