With Call Of Duty Warzone going to the next-gen consoles, the PS5 and Xbox Series X, at launch, many people wondered if Fortnite would make the same move. Fortnite is currently one of the most popular games in the world, with over 350 million registered players and 3.2 billion hours of play time in April 2020 alone. It has been confirmed that Fortnite will be coming to the PS5 and Xbox Series X this autumn and will launch day 1 on the consoles.
There is currently no word as to the performance, whether it will exceed the current 60fps cap on PS4 and Xbox One, but the game will remain the same in terms of gameplay and will be cross-platform with all current platforms. Other good news is that if you’re not buying a next gen console at launch, Fortnite will continue to be supported long-term on current gen platforms.
In a recent blog post, Fortnite announced the launch to next gen consoles;
Today we’re excited to confirm that Fortnite will be headed to next-generation consoles at launch. This is the same Fortnite you know and love, ready to take full advantage of the newest consoles.
We’ll be sharing more specific details in the coming months as we get closer to launch. Before then, here are some answers to a few questions you might have.
Also in the post: they will be able to take advantage of more powerful hardware which allows for improved performance and visuals. With the next gen consoles supporting 120fps, I expect that Fortnite will run at 120fps, but nothing is confirmed right now.
Also, another interesting piece of information is that Fortnite will migrate to the upcoming Unreal Engine 5 in mid-2021. Whether this will drastically improve graphics or alter the gameplay remains to be seen. But this definitely shows Epic’s commitment to supporting Fortnite long-term.
You can read the full blog post here.
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