Fortnite The players who started the game this afternoon were treated to a cataclysmic confrontation between a giant robot and a monster of a terrifying size. The result was a kaiju-inspired battle reminiscent of Pacific Rim and with clear nods to Voltron and other cartoons and animated mecha. It was exciting to watch live, even though I was watching it on the screen of my iPhone, rather than on the PlayStation 4 that I usually play sure
The event took weeks to complete, with developer Epic Games running his now-usual subtle hint of clues and revelations that helped curious players find the puzzle. There was the monster eye hidden in the frozen ice from the location of the game's polar spike, whose owner he's released and started to swim around the island. At the moment the robot was under construction in the once active volcano but now in the map standbyWhat was planned for the players became clear: a confrontation that shook the world between the two titanic beings.
The battle started at a distance, the robot launching missiles at its enemy before filling the gap with a tackle that made them fly on the map. Players who had followed the evolution of the event were able to purchase one of two emoticons, a pro-monster and a pro-robot, while Epic also designed a skin in Pink cat-themed robot game. This time, Epic gave everyone an unlimited use jetpack to capture action from all angles. With the weapons disabled, the trolls could not spoil the fun of other players.
Once the battle became a close fight, the monster tore the robot's arm and seemed about to win. But tapping into an element of the power of the island, we've already seen it with the rocket created a massive fracture in the sky and past events that transported players to another realm – the robot has unsheathed a sword buried under the ground. (He was tentatively hidden under the statue in Neo Tilted, the statue itself forming the handle of the blade.)
The robot pushed it into the monster's skull and then flew into the sky, leaving behind the skeleton of the creature with the sword sunk. This is now an integral part of the map in all game modes.
Epic now has a long history in holding more and more sophisticated live events, starting with the rocket launch that took place in June of last year and continue with subtle card changes and creative experiments in collective action that allow players to have direct effects on the world. Since the launch of the rocket, there has been a live concert with electronic artist Marshmellow, and a huge one in the game Fortnite poll that allow players to decide which popular item would return from retirement in the vault, which was followed by a volcanic eruption.
What would be an end-of-season affair that would launch a new three-month season has become a constant stream of big and small changes that happen almost every week, which usually results in a massive rally like the one we saw today. # 39; hui. . Epic has also evolved events singularly focused on an object or action, such as a rocket launch, and is currently making significant changes to the map in the middle of an active game, so that players facing a real event may be parachuted. on a completely modified environment, no update required. We saw this today while the monster's skeleton and the robot's sword were part of the map on which you can now fly and fight.
It's a breathtaking technical feat that continues to keep Epic and Fortnite at the forefront of online multiplayer gaming experiences. And we still do not know what is the ultimate goal of Epic. These live events are major construction deals of the world that make his Royal Battle Game much more than a contest to kill or be killed; he has a rich world and deepening that is built just as much by Epic as by Fortnite& # 39; S fanbase.
But the technical sophistication that emerges from these events leads me to believe that Epic has planned much more, not just for Fortnite but also future games that build a technology using the Unreal development tools of the company. It's not difficult to imagine the incredible experiences that massively multiplayer online games could offer with this type of backbone infrastructure, as well as the types of games activated during the simulation of immersive worlds around the world. . FortniteThe island can be modified and manipulated in real time without it being necessary to stop the software and install an update.
With the advent of cloud gaming on the horizonThis is an exciting time to see where this period of storytelling merging with events see more than once could happen in a few years. And of course Fortnite help build that future, a battle of mecha-monster at a time.