Gadgets & Tech

Fortnite VR isn’t happening, says Epic CEO Tim Sweeney


If you’re waiting for Fortnite in VR, don’t hold your breath: Epic Games “has no plans” to build it, CEO Tim Sweeney tells The Verge in our new interview. The reason? Sweeney just doesn’t think it’d work well. “The thing that we do in Fortnite every day as gamers is run through an environment rapidly, and it’s the kind of experience that involves intense motion and doesn’t work as well in VR,” he says.

Sweeney also says Epic would be happy to collaborate with a company like Meta on other metaverse projects, though it seems likely that Mark Zuckerberg would disagree about a Fortnite-like game not being suitable for virtual reality. Last year, Meta acquired the developers of Population: One, a game for Oculus that involves a lot of running, shooting, building structures, and general parkour. And while there are definitely reviews of the game that note the need for a strong stomach (along with its similarity to Fortnite), people seem to enjoy it overall. The game’s even getting a creative mode, making it even more like Fortnite, and which could also wind up adding to the disorientation.

It’s not getting easier to get into VR.



Source link

Related posts

Perspective | In the ultimate Amazon smart home, each device collects your data

Peter Samuel

This penguin inspired wired mesh could prevent havoc from ice storms

Peter Samuel

The Last of Us HBO episode 3 recap: A kinder tale of Bill and Frank

Peter Samuel

Nike is still trying to make NFTs happen with .Swoosh

Peter Samuel

Dell wants to cut out Chinese-made chips

Peter Samuel

Trainwrecks confirms Kick is connected to crypto gambling site Stake

Peter Samuel

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More