One of the biggest battle royale games is about to get a seismic update to its underlying system that could drastically improve the way players interact with Fortnite while curbing GSM fix issues such as matchmaking errors on all available platforms including Android and iOS. According to a recent press release, those interesting in the Fornite Creative mode will get the full Unreal Engine editor later this year. Developer Epic Games founder and a majority shareholder Tim Sweeney revealed this information in an interview with Fast Company.
Of course, the ability to access the full set of tools should greatly assist creators with an aim to expand their community in Fortnite.
Moreover, Sweeney is of the view that the revamped plans promise to enable enthusiasts to monetize creative output in a way similar to Roblox.
Here is an extract from Tim’s media interaction to shed more light pertaining to the future roadmap:
Fortnite Creative is a set of tools that anybody can use to build their own Fortnite island. About half of Fortnite play time by users is now in content created by others, and half is in Epic content. And that’s just the very beginning. Later this year, we’re going to release the Unreal Editor for Fortnite–the full capabilities that you’ve seen in Unreal Engine opened up so that anybody can build very high-quality game content and code . . . and deploy it into Fortnite without having to do a deal with us–it’s open to everybody.Our aim is to make it a first-class outlet for reaching the consumers, just like you might look at the mobile app stores and consoles and Steam as ways to reach users. Now people are also looking at Fortnite, and at Roblox, as ways of reaching users. Along with that, we’re building an economy, and it will support creators actually building businesses around their work and making increasing amounts of profit from the commerce that arises from people playing their content.