Hot off of the successful stream, Fortnite creator Epic Games announced plans for a celebrity and pro gamer event that they will be throwing at E3 2018.
Battle Royale was initially a mode for the Save the World version of the game (a PVP addition to the PVE - Player Versus Enemy - core release). The Fortnite Mobile 3.3.1 update for iOS is available for download now, and while it's not a feature-rich release, it does refine the game further and bring us one step closer to a worldwide release.
At some point most gamers have probably heard someone (normally a parent) say that you can't make a living playing video games.
In a session titled "Optimising Fortnite Battle Royale", the developers talked about how they got the game to run so smoothly on mobile, including an interesting (almost throwaway) mention that the game requires an iPhone 6S to run properly, but this "will be hopefully lower in future". Hopefully the company won't remove the weapon and will just opt to decrease its damage output to make the exploit less appealing. "Two months in development, launched in September 26".
"We knew we weren't quite ready".
According to Epic's Ed Zobrist, who spoke at a GDC panel earlier this week, development of Fortnite Battle Royale kicked off around the time the game entered early access.
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"I doubt any major publisher could have pulled off this kind of pivot in the time we ended up doing it", said Zobrist.
What is Fortnite Battle Royale?
It's taken "Fortnite Mobile" less than half a week to take over the iPhone charts not just in the USA, but also in more than 40 countries that it has been released to.
The mobile version of Epic's battle royale Fortnite mode has grossed an estimated $1.5 million in revenue through in-app purchases in roughly one week on the app store, despite now being an invite-only title.
The massive amount that Blevins is making shows that there certainly is money in video games, not just for professional eSports players but for content providers as well.
Those of you looking for a quick explainer are in luck.