Battle Royale is coming to mobile devices, Epic has announced.
Epic Games also says support for Android will be coming "in the next few months". 'In partnership with our friends at Sony, Fortnite Battle Royale will support Cross Play and Cross Progression between PlayStation 4, PC, Mac, iOS and eventually Android. Both mobile versions will even be able to compete against one another.
"We believe this is the future of games", said the development team.
Likewise mentioned by name were improvements to vehicle and player movement sounds, anti-cheat protection and server stability, provision for custom games, and a 3D replay system meant to underpin eSports aspirations, plus a PUBG Developer Portal that appears to expand on Greene's aspirations to make "PUBG" not just a game but a platform for a range of game types. Console quality graphics and action.
You can sign up to join the invite list on the Fortnite website starting on Monday, March 12. It's going to be fascinating to see whether or not mobile platform players are able to keep up with console and PC players at the game, but the fact that such cooperation exists could help swell Fortnite: Battle Royale's already daunting player count. An "invite event" will be starting on iOS soon. The popular game takes the familiar artistic direction and freemium structure of popular mobile games and combines it with the last-person-standing gameplay directive of other viral titles like PUBG to get users running and gunning through its maps. Invites will be rolling out over the coming months. If you're invited to participate, you'll also receive friend invite codes to share with friends.
Fortnite's mobile edition requires an internet connection (of course), and an iPhone 6S/SE, iPad Mini 4, iPad Pro, iPad Air 2, iPad 2017 device or newer. Its success was immediate: Released under a free-to-play model, the Battle Royale variant of Fortnight reached ten million players just two weeks post-launch - and now Epic is looking to boost those numbers still further with a mobile port.