The vast community of Fortnite He was enjoying Chapter 4 of Season 2 when, surprisingly, Epic Games surprised everyone with an extremely relevant announcement. One that undoubtedly will mark the future of the game in the coming years.
Fortnite will embrace the Unreal Editor, a tool that will allow developers to create personalized experiences within the title itself. From the usual mods, to levels that can even lead to new games.
«Unreal Editor for Fortnite (UEFN) is a new PC application for designing, developing and publishing games and experiences directly on Fortnite«, They describe from Epic Games.
Of course, the Unreal Editor is directly supported by Unreal Engine 5, the latest generation graphics engine from Epic Games. This, of course, guarantees that any experience created with this tool is compatible with all platforms where Fortnite has presence. That is, consoles, PCs and mobile devices.
“With many of Unreal Engine 5’s powerful tools and workflows at your disposal, including custom asset import, modeling, materials and control rig, Sequencer and VFX, you’ll have tons of options for producing and publishing games and experiences on Fortnite that can be enjoyed by millions of players.
However, it is important to note that the Unreal Editor only available for computers. It is the publication of the created contents that can extend beyond the PC.
Another issue that must be made clear is that the Unreal Editor is an application for professionals —or enthusiasts— of software development. This because of The experiences that can be carried out with it are really complex., so code intervention is necessary. In fact, those interested in taking advantage of the possibilities of the Unreal Editor in Fortnite they will have to learn a new programming language: Verse.
“Verse grants powerful customization capabilities such as device tampering or chaining, and the ability to easily create new game logic.”
For those interested in creating less complex experiences, but in a more intuitive way, there will continue to be the Creative mode of Fortnite.
However, it is the birth of this type of proposal that, precisely, motivates many people to learn programming. The PC modding community is huge, and it’s the players’ curiosity to implement their own ideas that has led them to become interested in the world of software development.
Fortnite It is no longer just a game, but a platform
Why is Unreal Editor so important in the future of Fortnite? Coming soon, the game will become a complete platform which will house multiple playable experiences created by the community.
Thanks to the Unreal Editor, Fortnite can aspire to be the next Minecraft as far as the flexibility of adapting to the ideas of the players is concerned. Everything is subject to creativity.
Get ready, then, to see all kinds of creations within Fortnite. This will surely make the life of the title extended indefinitely. It is expected that the March 22 Epic Games will hold a presentation at GDC 2023 to showcase all the new Unreal Editor. That same day it can be downloaded from the Epic Games Store.