Fortnite to get Unreal Engine 5 editor this year

Fortnite to get Unreal Engine 5 editor this year
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Epic Games is going to release an Unreal Engine 5 editor for Fortnite later on this year.

In an interview with Fast Company, Epic Games boss Tim Sweeney spoke about how the editor will empower users.

The editor will see “the full capabilities that you’ve seen [in Unreal Engine] opened up so that anybody can build very high-quality game content and code… and deploy it into Fortnite without having to do a deal with us—it’s open to everybody.”

Sweeney said that “about half of Fortnite play time” is now spent in the game’s Creative mode. This means that the chance to play around with Unreal Engine 5 will be a huge boon.

“Our aim is to make it a first-class outlet for reaching the consumers, just like you might look at the mobile app stores and consoles and Steam as ways to reach users. Now people are also looking at Fortnite, and at Roblox, as ways of reaching users.

“Along with that, we’re building an economy, and it will support creators actually building businesses around their work,” Sweeney said. He then said that this will increase the “amounts of profit from the commerce that arises from people playing their content.”

In other recent Fortnite news, the game is now playable via Xbox Cloud Gaming. Let the good times roll.