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Fortnite will be Epic's first game for Unreal Engine 4

Epic Games announced on Thursday that its upcoming survival game Fortnite will be exclusive to PC, and will mark the studio's first title to use Unreal Engine 4.

Tom Curtis

July 12, 2012

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Newsbrief: Epic Games has been teasing the industry about the upcoming Unreal Engine 4 for some time, but until now, the studio's kept quiet about any actual products that will use the much-anticipated tech. That all changed at the San Diego Comic-Con today, when Epic announced that Fortnite, its upcoming co-op survival game, is coming exclusively to the PC (at least for now), and will be the first game from the studio to leverage Unreal Engine 4. Unlike Epic's action titles like Gears of War or Unreal Tournament, Fortnite boasts a minimalistic, cartoon-like style, and encourages players to explore, salvage equipment, and build their own structures to fight off hordes of monsters. As of this writing, Epic has yet to confirm the game's business model or target release window.

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Tom Curtis is Associate Content Manager for Gamasutra and the UBM TechWeb Game Network. Prior to joining Gamasutra full-time, he served as the site's editorial intern while earning a degree in Media Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

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