It’s not that I think this clip shows an incredible, must-play game. You could argue it looks generic, though I’d say that’s unfair and not entirely the point here. Now I want you to look at this, which is what players were making before with the tools they had. This, my friends, was top of the line stuff.

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God bless everyone who spent time toiling away making things in Fortnite Creative, but they were playing with scraps. Things like boss battles were possible, but they weren’t really intuitive, and certainly not polished. Everything was a game of pushing against limits. Now, though? I can’t possibly predict what players are going to make when they have real grown-up tools that approximate what people use to make fully-fledged video games. What if GTA V inside of Fortnite, two industry-shaking games for the price of one? The world is your oyster, my friend.


The previews that Epic itself has provided blow my mind with simple stills. I’m seeing players talk about the inevitability of having the original island recreated in full, along with adding back in mechanics that were once considered mere memories. It won’t be long until you’ll barely be able to recognize that something has been made in Fortnite. One of the maps Epic shared as an appetizer kind of looks like it could be Mass Effect lite. One day, we’ll be looking back on this as if it were a toddler’s finger painting.

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Maybe, like Warcraft once did, it’ll give us an entirely new genre of game. Almost definitely, this is going to launch careers in game development. Epic is vowing to pay out 40% of the net revenue from Fortnite’s Item Shop and “most” real-money purchases for the game to all island publishers on a monthly basis, which is huge. The games that Fortnite is currently in the heels of became behemoths without this kind of monetary incentive, at least not this soon, not in these quantities, and not from the developer itself. “Payouts are based on what players enjoy in Fortnite and account for things like island popularity, engagement, and attracting new players,” Epic says in a blog post.


Whatever happens next, one thing is clear: Fortnite is just getting started.