Epic Games has announced that its co-op survival video game, Fortnite, has reached one million players. Having entered early access on July 25, the game sold over 500,000 copies within its launch week – a number that doesn’t include retail sales!
Epic has also announced that Fortnite‘s Survival mode will go live on Tuesday, August 29, but no further details are available at this time. We’ll update our readers when we have more info.
If you haven’t played Fortnite yet then make sure to read our impressions. PlayStation LifeStyle’s Tyler Treese notes that the game’s quite polished and lauds it for being goal oriented. He further writes:
I always felt that each match was meaningful because once it was over I had either completed a story mission, leveled up my character, or unlocked a couple piñatas to break open for a bunch of new goodies. Never did a match end where I felt unsatisfied, and this is one of the finest examples of a game using a carrot on a stick to tempt the player into playing more. It also helps that there’s a ton to unlock in the game, as there are several layers of skill trees to go through, character classes to experiment, and the player can even send survivors off to fetch more building materials for them. Every idea here has been iterated upon, and it really shows.
Fortnite will release as a free-to-play title in 2018.
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