Epic Games plans to significantly expand user content options in Fortnite this year by releasing the Unreal Engine 5 Editor for the game.
This should open up “all the possibilities” that the Unreal Engine has to offer to the players, reveals Epic boss Tim Sweeney in an interview with Fast Company.
More creativity. And money
“This allows anyone to create very high quality game content and code… and use it in Fortnite without having to sEsports Extrasa contract with us – it’s open to anyone,” he says.
There is already the creative mode, which lets you build your own islands or mini-games, but within given limits. Collaborations with brands and monetization are in the hands of Epic.
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According to Sweeney, Fortnite users spend around half of the game time in creative mode. This was recently done justice by giving more emphasis to user-generated content.
Ultimately, Epic wants to ensure more creativity. And for more monetization.
“Our goal is to make it a premium outlet to reach consumers,” he explains. “Just like you can look at the mobile app stores and the consoles and Steam as ways to reach users. Now Fortnite and Roblox are also being considered as ways to reach users.”
“In parallel, we’re building an economy that allows creators to build businesses around their work and make increasing amounts of money from the commerce that comes from the use of their content.”
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