Fortnite: Battle Royale Announces Mobile Launch, Cross-Platform Play
The #1 most watched game on Twitch is about to become even more widely available. Currently enjoying extreme popularity on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Mac; Fortnite: Battle Royale will soon launch on mobile. Epic Games announced plans to add cross-platform play for the game that will include phones and tablets.
Leading the Battle Royal race in more ways than one, Fortnite will be the first of its genre to launch the same PC version of its game, including the same map and other content, on mobile devices. The announcement has incredible implications that could set a new platform standard in the industry.
Epic's goal is an ambitious one: they want to offer the same quality of graphics and action on mobile devices as they provide on consoles (notice PC and Mac are not included in that offer). If they can pull it off, the number of potential players with a device capable of joining in the battle will be expanded by the millions.
Fortnite: Battle Royale went from a second-hand, free-to-play mod of Fortnite's primary mode to a frontrunner for the top game of 2018 in just a matter of months. While the move to mobile is a sure way to expand the game's reach further, it comes with plenty of complications.
Most importantly, Epic must address the issues that will arise from allowing players on mobile devices to compete against super-powered gaming PCs. Epic doesn't have all the answers just yet, but the publisher did say they are planning to establish a mobile-only queue.