The battle royale mode in Fortnite will launch as a free-to-play standalone title on Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC, Epic Games has announced.
That means players won’t be required to own Fortnite to play Fortnite: Battle Royale.
Players who purchased the Fortnite in anticipation of the battle royale mode can get a refund.
Daybreak Studios did a similar thing with H1Z1, splitting the title into two different games: Just Survive and H1Z1: King of the Kill.
Fortnite: Battle Royale will sound familiar to players of PUBG, H1Z1: King of the Kill, and GTA Online: 100 players duke it out on a giant map, and the winner is the last man standing.
Here's the rest of the news from Sony's pre-TGS press conference, held this morning in Tokyo:
Monster Hunter World is coming to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on January 26, 2018.
A collector's edition and a digital deluxe edition of Monster Hunter World will be available. There will also be a Monster Hunter World edition of the PS4 Pro console.
Square Enix has announced a survival action shooter called Left Alive that's coming to PC and PS4 next year – in Japan at least.
The game was announced at PlayStation's pre-TGS press conference this morning, and Square Enix has promised that more information will emerge from TGS itself.
Armored Core director Toshifumi Nabeshima is involved, as are Ghost in the Shell: Arise and Xenoblade Chronicles X mech designer Takayuki Yanase and Metal Gear series character designer Yoji Shinkawa.
An expensive Collector’s Edition of Marvel vs Capcom: Infinite has its buyers feeling hoodwinked thanks to some hilariously misleading ads.
The Marvel vs Capcom Infinite Collector’s Edition promises that for NZ$199 (or AU$299 in Australia for some reason), you get four "highly detailed diorama statues" and "dynamic replicas of the infamous Infinity Stones" alongside Capcom's latest competitive fighter.
"Exploding with all the excitement, intensity, and quality fans expect from Marvel and Capcom, this Collector's Edition is destined to become the showcase of every fan's collection," its description reads.
Uppercut Games' first-person rogue-lite City of Brass is now available on Steam Early Access.
In City of Brass, you are a daring thief infiltrating the titular trap-laden city, armed only with a blade and an extremely versatile whip that can grab, trip, disarm, and stun, as well as swing you about the place.
Levels are Arabian Nights-themed and procedurally generated, and the game features multiple interacting systems that sound like they are designed with player freedom in mind.
A new fully-licensed cricket title is on the way from Australia’s Big Ant Studios (Rugby League Live, Don Bradman Cricket).
According to Big Ant, Ashes Cricket has been developed in close collaboration with Cricket Australia, and is the most realistic and authentic recreation of the sport ever created.
That's partly because the studio has employed photogrammetry technology which enables decent likenesses of the complete men’s and women’s Australian and English cricket teams to be rendered in-game.
"Fullbright has a warts-and-all approach to creating characters that makes them feel consistently genuine."
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