Epic on Fortnite release -- "It won't be this year"

Developer confirms sandbox-style survival PC Unreal Engine 4 game coming in 2014 at the earliest.

Fornite, Epic Games' PC-exclusive "Minecraft meets Left 4 Dead" sandbox game, will not be released in 2013, the developer told GameSpot this afternoon.

"While we are excited by the progress on Fortnite, we don't have any release timelines to share just yet. It won't be this year," the representative said.

The Unreal Engine 4-powered Fortnite was announced in December 2011, but Epic Games has keep largely quiet on the project since. The game was not featured at E3, PAX, Gamescom or any other shows this year.

In April, a small group of fans were the first outside of Epic Games to try out Fortnite.

Epic Games also confirmed today that Bulletstorm and Gears of War: Judgment developer Epic Games Poland (nee People Can Fly) is one of multiple studios working on Fortnite.

Fortnite is described as a cooperative sandbox survival game, with gameplay divided into two main sections: day and night. During the day, players will work together to build fortifications using whatever materials can be scavenged and scrounged. Once night falls, they will retreat into their forts as they hope to fend off waves of monsters and survive until morning.

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32 comments
7Vightfall
7Vightfall

Seriously its been two years now and all I've seen is the original teaser trailer... why do game companies bother teasing something that they aren't even releasing for AT LEAST 3 years... gamers don't look that far ahead I'm already losing interest in this

WingChopMasta
WingChopMasta

Why does it take so long for them to milk games like this? I am guessing they are spending a lot of this time finding ways to milk IAP out of the game.

I am not sure why they just don't release it as a never ending beta like the majority of new 'free' games do now. We are getting use to unfinished PC games so I do not see the point of taking forever to release yet another 'free' beta on PC.

red_city
red_city

Profound, sadness...

At least we still have Starbound Beta for this year.

raddys2001
raddys2001

Well duh its almost the end of the year

Warlord_Irochi
Warlord_Irochi

"Sandbox-style survival PC Unreal Engine 4 game"

Longuest description of a game I've seen in quite some time lol

deathstream
deathstream

I am shocked that it won't be out in the next 2 months after seeing nothing of it this year.

Diegoctba
Diegoctba

Looking the recent pc exclusives, i'm not excited at all....

dark_rage864
dark_rage864

i hope Epic are making Gears of War 4 for Xbox One.

Unholy123
Unholy123

On the one hand : Boo I want this game

BUT

On the other hand what makes or breaks these types of games is exactly how far down the rabbits hole you can go in them... if we could dig a hole then continue digging that hole.. while scavenging for materials topside and then starting my own underground new world then yes... totally worth it if it turns out to be like state of decay but with minor building elements... boo erns

Total_mischief
Total_mischief

Good to see they're putting a lot of time on the game, I just hope it turns out to be great.

JayQproductions
JayQproductions

Hopefully it will be out for next gen consoles sometime next year, seems like I've been waiting to play this game for forever.

Ice-Cube
Ice-Cube

Been waiting for this for a long time, I hope they do intend on releasing it instead of dragging it on for years.

jack00
jack00

As long as it's not cancelled...

ThrashMatt26
ThrashMatt26

I know next to nothing about Fortnite... can somebody please explain it to me.
I basically know Cliffy B was involved and now isn't

NoodleFighter
NoodleFighter

Can we at least get a new trailer or some info on the games progress :(

Frosty192
Frosty192

Hopefully this is be as amazing as it sounds.


CoUGHB
CoUGHB

I never want to be this guy again but.... no s*** I'm glad that EPIC is making the headlines though and I'm actually looking forward to Fortnite.  Eddie you are the man...always keeping me up to date on my favorite studio. 

super_tramp_tri
super_tramp_tri

Was it really so long ago they announced this game... time sure does fly.

chuckles471
chuckles471

Please hurry up and come out.

The survival genre is starting to become a bit saturated and I would like to play this before I become "burned-out" on survivalism games. 

Stevo_the_gamer
Stevo_the_gamer moderator moderator

Hope we don't have to wait till E3 to see more of this game.

HesamB
HesamB

i really hope they put a pickaxe and a shovel in the game, I WANNA DIG THE ASPHALT !

haze0986
haze0986

@7Vightfall yes but that interest will be revived when the game releases, we all know that lol

red_city
red_city

@ThrashMatt26 It's basically 3D Terraria. Except without all the magic, I'd assume.

Total_mischief
Total_mischief

@ThrashMatt26 Pro tip: A google search would give you a more detailed and faster answer. That said, the game is about gathering supplies, during the day, to build a fort and fight off hordes of monsters once the sun has set.

dchanland
dchanland

@Stevo_the_gamer yep! This silence is killing the fans. lol
But this means they are working hard on this right, I think!