Gears Of War Creators Are Giving The 'Dudebro' Thing A Rest With Fortnite

Epic Games makes macho games that feature manly men. Gears of War, for example. But they're also making FortNite, a game their lead game designer, Cliff Bleszinski, tells G4 should help the studio's shed the developer's "dudebro" image just a bit.

But what's it like?

"Lots of games say they're about survival but they're more about going out and killing creatures," Bleszinski told the gaming channel. "This game is truly about enduring."

Daylight hours in the game are for scavenging. "Encumbrance is actually a big factor. You can go out there and start harvesting and harvesting but when you realise your backpack is three times as big as it needs to be, you'll need to shed pounds real quick to get back to base."

You'll skitter back to home base, nervously eyeing the sun's inevitable descent. Day or night, class-based mechanics will push some players to man the wrench, others the parapets. When it comes to construction, you'll be building "pre-fab sections of walls, as well as traps and things like that in order to build up your structure...Once you really get used to this kind of lego-like structure, anything's possible."

Fortnite Gameplay Preview with Cliff Bleszinski [G4]


Comments

    Sounds quite obviously like "I Am Legend", but it also sounds like a very cool idea for a game. I'm intrigued.

      Sounds like Minecraft with a lower carry weight and pre-fab building materials to me.

        Couldn't agree more

    Wow, some "preview".

    It's the same footage, shown over and over and over in the same video.

    WTF?

    All I saw was the same footage being replayed over and over again. Mixed in with some Cliffyb made for some uninteresting viewing.

    On the other hand, this game sounds like a whole lot of fun - intrigued!

    Whatever happened to Dead Block? Or is this where it ended up?

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