Fortnite on the road for PS5 and Xbox Series X!
While many players repeat the impressive technical demo of Unreal Engine 5 (running on PS5), Epic Games does not waste time, and evokes Fortnite today "Next gen". In fact, as soon as the future PS5 and Xbox Series X are launched, the Fortnite game can be downloaded (always free of charge) from the digital stores of the two consoles.
The American publisher has confirmed the availability of its game on future consoles, and has already made it clear that it will not be a "New" Fortnite. The game will be optimized to take advantage of the power of the new consoles, but it is unclear at the moment what these optimizations will be. The game will still be based on Unreal Engine 4, but will migrate to Unreal Engine 5 sometime in 2021.
The same, better
On the side of Epic Games, we explain: " Today, we are delighted to confirm that Fortnite will be available on next generation consoles as soon as they are launched. It's the same Fortnite you know and love, ready to take full advantage of the latest consoles. Epic Games confirms that players will be able to recover their profile, their objects, their characters without any problem on the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions of the game.
Fortnite should further expand its dimension "Cross-platform", since PS5 and Xbox Series X players will be able to perfectly face players playing on PS4, on Xbox One…. In this regard, Epic Games promises that the existing versions of Fortnite will not be neglected in any way, and that they will benefit from various updates, in the same way as the PS5 and Xbox Series X versions.
Recall that the two next-gen consoles, namely the PS5 and the Xbox Series X, are still expected for the end of 2020. For the moment, we do not know nor the date of availability (but we bet on November ), or even the price of the two consoles. So be patient.