Epic Games has announced that Fortnite is coming to Next-Gen Consoles and will migrate to Unreal Engine 5 in mid-2021.
Epic Games the creator of Fortnite announced on their official page that it is headed to next-gen consoles. They also announced it on their official Twitter page.
Next-gen consoles include Playstation 5 and X Box Series X and are set to release in a few months. The next-gen consoles will have higher-performing hardware than current versions. Epic Games has planned to launch Fortnite on next-gen consoles as soon as they launch.
With this news coming to light a lot of players had questions and Epic addressed the most obvious question in their post.
It will still be the same Fortnite everyone loves and enjoys. No new fancy graphics or complete overhaul but they will surely take advantage of Unreal engine 5 mechanics.
Epic Games is the owner and developer of Unreal Engine so surely they know how to take advantage of it. A first look at Unreal Engine 5.
Epic has confirmed that account progression and item purchase will not be affected and simply migrate over. They also mentioned that they intend to support cross-platform across the new-gen and old-gen consoles. Fortnite will also continue its support on current-gen consoles.
Players were very happy at the announcement and are looking forward to the launch of Fortnite on next-gen consoles.