Fortnite Enters Early Access, Six Years After Getting Announced

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Fortnite, a building survival game developed by the folks at Epic Games, will enter Early Access on July 25, the publisher said today. It was announced on December 10, 2011, so it only makes sense that it’d enter Early Access now.


The game will be out for Xbox One, PS4, PC, and Mac. Here’s a new trailer:

Fortnite, perhaps best described as a cross between Minecraft and Left 4 Dead, has undoubtedly gone through some development struggles over the past six years. As the game’s creative director, Darren Sugg, said in a press release today: “Bringing Fortnite to life has been a true labor of love by a talented and dedicated team over many years.”

I played the game at a press event in 2015 and thought it was just fine. We’ll see more of Fortnite at E3.



What sin have we committed where we are punished with Early Access games from a major developer? A game that has had six years to be finished is technically being released unfinished. Friends and neighbors, hear me, these are dark times. If we do not band together, we may see ourselves living in a world where no game is released in a finished state. Our children will suffer from our decisions. We must change our ways before it’s too late.