Fortnite becomes the latest game to join the list of launch titles for the next generation consoles PS5 and the Xbox Series X.
Just a few hours ago, Epic revealed its latest game engine – Unreal Engine 5 which is capable of delivering graphics that are on the current Hollywood CGI standards, complete with realistic lighting that had previously been more hardware driven. However, knowing the type of graphics that we are used to with Fortnite, it is unlikely that Epic will use the new and improved game engine to improve or change the graphics style, but it will be interesting to see how the game makes use of this new technology in the future.
Epic did not provide any details on how Fortnite will benefit from the increased power yielding capacity of both the PS5 and the Xbox Series X but the company did announce that it will migrate the game on PS5 and the Xbox Series X to the Unreal Engine 5 in the middle of 2021.
Speaking about the game in the Summer Game Fest Stream, Epic Games CEO Tim Deeney said what we have now is a very, very small fractions of what the game will be in the future.
“It puts a vast amount of additional new power in the hands of all the creators who build Fortnite, both within Epic and the hundred million or so outside of Epic.It’s going to be very interesting to see where this enables the game to go in the future. I think what we have now is a very, very small fraction of what the game will be in the future.”
In addition to this, Epic also confirmed that the game will continue supporting cross-play in the next-gen consoles and will also include cross-progression which means that your account, items, and progress will carry over to the PS5 and the Xbox Series X from your previous console.
Fortnite joins a list of growing launch titles confirmed for the PS5 alongside games like Assasins Creed: Valhalla, Horizon Zero Dawn 2, Outriders, and Godfall to name a few and CD Projekt Red already confirming the backward compatibility for Cyberpunk 2077 on the Xbox Series X.