Fortnite Has Sold Over 500,000 Copies Before Launch
Fornite is an upcoming free to play action building game is enjoying some success prior to its Early Access launch. The game has sold over 500, 000 copies. In a recent Tweet, Creative Director Darren Sugg thanks players for their support.
Absolutely humbled by the response to this week's @FortniteGame launch. 500k+ digital pre-order sales and just getting started! Thank YOU.
— Darren Sugg (@DarrenSugg) July 26, 2017
Now that the game is officially in early access, the numbers are a pretty good indicator of just how popular it may be. Fortnite has been in development for over 5 years as well, so that’s good news for the developers. While early access will continue to improve the game all round, it’s launch that will be the most important factor. The game will be launching sometime in 2018, and will be completely free to play. Of course, expect to see a cash shop with in-game microtransactions. I’ll be very surprised if it doesn’t include monetization systems.
But for those that are hearing this for the first time, what is Fortnite and why the hype? The game is undeniably unique. While it may look like a clone of a team shooter in the mold of Overwatch or Paladins, it really isn’t.
Fornite is an action building game with shooter mechanics. A team of players go against horde of enemies in the form of zombies and other nasties. During the match, players can gather materials and build defenses and bunkers to use as cover. It’s a pretty interesting concoction of team PvE that we have not really seen before, and that’s why I’m excited. For more news of the game, check out the official website here.