Fortnite – Epic Games delay the release of the new season
Fortnite – Epic Games delay the release of the new season. Epic Games has pushed back the upcoming third season of Fortnite Chapter 2 until June.
Chapter 2, Season 3 of Fortnite was scheduled to be released in just two weeks, but the company said it would extend the current season instead.
Fortnite is one of the world’s most popular video games, attracting millions of players and viewers.
“There’s lots of content coming in the current Season. We have multiple game updates on the way that will deliver fresh gameplay, new Challenges, bonus XP, and a couple more surprises up our sleeve.”
This is not the first time though that Fortnite has pushed back the release of a season.
Each season brings updates and changes to the games to keep the players engaged. The goal of Fortnite, like all battle royal games, is to be the last player standing, although players do work in teams throughout most of the game.
Fortnite Chapter 2 launched last year on October 15 and featured significant changes in almost all elements of gameplay, such as a new map, new weapons and an overhaul of the game’s challenge system.
But despite the sometimes slow release of updates Fortnite has remained popular. Like other e-sports and online gaming, it has seen player numbers grow during the coronavirus lockdown.
“A delay might impact [Fortnite’s] viewership in the same way other popular games tend to plateau between updates, but it will ultimately persevere,” said Doron Nir, co-founder of live streaming services provider StreamElements.
Game developers can work from home but there are limitations. Most developers don’t have the same processing and graphics power on their home computers that they would have at work. Many companies also require developers to follow strict guidelines to keep new games secret, which can prevent certain updates from taking place outside a company’s office.
Other games and companies that have been hit with delays recently include Sony Interactive Entertainment, which has postponed The Last Of Us Part II and Iron Man VR indefinitely due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.