Even though it was leaked a few weeks ago, Nintendo officially announced today, during their Nintendo Direct: E3 2018 presentation, that the global phenomenon known as Fortnite is now available for the Switch.
Account woes aside - which are largely down to Sony - the Nintendo Switch version of Fortnite looks to perform about as well as we might expect.
Nintendo's Wii U console suffered from poor sales in its second year of release because of a perceived lack of exciting new games. While Epic Games has indirectly urged Sony to reconsider its controversial position many times, that change of heart has not come to pass.
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This included a brand-new studio, The Initiative , and the acquisition of some truly fantastic studios already doing great work. Microsoft also showed game footage from updates to "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds" from Bluehole coming in winter 2018.
Additionally, Epic insists that qualifications for the Fortnite World Cup will be based on merit. The World Cup will focus on Solo and Duo plays but there might be something for Squads too.
"Fortnite" is fast becoming a cultural phenomenon and has set a new YouTube record for a live gaming stream. The qualifiers will begin this fall, while the tournament itself kicks off in late 2019. In this mode, 100 players are dropped onto a map and your objective is to kill the remaining players to win the game. It won't sell teams or franchises, and it won't allow third-party leagues to do so either.
Neither Sony nor Epic Games responded to a request for comment. If you've been playing this game for a while, then starting over from scratch is going to be rough.
Concerns over addiction to video games such as Fortnite among young people are "inevitable" but parents must also take responsibility for their children's gaming habits, an industry expert has said.
Modeled on the popular PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, celebrities such as Drake have been playing Fortnite and pro-gamer Ninja allegedly makes $500,000 every month playing the game.