Fortnite is the biggest game on the planet right now. But beyond being super popular, this game is incredibly important to the future of the industry. Fortnite is impacting how modern video games are developed, get popular, stay relevant, and make money.
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It didn't came out of nowhere... 6:37
it came out, saw PUBG Battle Royal, copied it, made it easier for kids to play...
However, in my opinion it still sucks as a competitive shooter game due to it randomizer.
I don’t understand are people actually forgetting that there are insane high graphic games and there are other genres other than battle royale, GTA 6 really needs to come out, or else they are going to be so late that other battle royale games will take over it, Far Cry series, God war series and Forza, NFS, COD, still exist
So heres what I see makes an ultra popular game. Usually when you take a good idea, like pubg br, which was very popular in of itself, and make it more aproachable for kids, the game usually gets super popular. Another example of this happening, survival and sandbox games, great, make it more simple and kid aproachable, you get minecraft, probably the most popular game ever.
I believe that in Fortnite the biggest playerbase are new gamers were this game is their first game. I'm with a group with more that 15+ years of gaming experience (Quake 2 was our first lan party game) we all don't like Fortnite and a lot of mature gamers have no interest in Fortnite. Still even when I don't like Fortnite I still celebrate the success because with all the new players the general gaming industry is getting bigger this means as well more and better games for the future.
Good to see that *the free to play model works out.*
Maybe we can have such things for other online services, where people pay for extras. Maybe we can even get an eMail, socail network or video network with the same economic model.
I feel like this game is ruining other games…if it affects halo and other games I’ll be pissed…I don’t play this game because it can get boring and tedious. You have to play that game CONSTANTLY!!! And I ain’t doing that. This game will die sometime soon most likely. I deleted the game because I never play it. I have played it but after a while once people just keep talking about it I wouldn’t care about it. This game has been talked about a lot to where it’s annoying.
I'd like to take this moment to thank God Almighty for going out of his way to make sure I had absolutely no way to play Fortnite and being my salvation in this chaotic world. God is merciful. God is divine!!!
People who spend money on fortnite ONLY for costumes, hammers, umbrellas, glide trails, and emotes, are the reason Aliens refuse to visit earth (along with justin bieber and kim kardashian). Please someone, I cannot for the life of me understand why people put TONS of money into a game that will not give you added gameplay. Everything is strictly cosmetic. The fact that people putting thousands of dollars into this game is actually a real thing just shows how stupid we are as a society and makes me incredibly disappointed and sad.
I think Fortnite is popular because:
* It is Battle Royale.
* It is free to play.
* It's not a money grab, since you pay for optional cosmetic items that do not give you any competitive advantage (although people may be scared of you if you play John Wick).
* It has a simple but appealing progression system.
* It is well done technically. Runs well on many platforms, including low-end PCs (waiting for Android, of course).
* Its colourful goofy style is appealing to broad audience of different ages (including myself, and I'm 38).
* It is connected with present day culture through dances and skins, so people are not ashamed to talk about it in public. Even celebrities play it openly. This allows the game to spread beyond the gaming community and become a cultural thing.
* The building system is amazing and really well executed. This makes every game unique, since there are infinite number of ways players can build stuff.
* Frequent updates. Every week there is something new in the game, so there are always things to discuss and show on youtube and twitch.
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