Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney has hinted at powerful Fortnite Creative tools coming in 2020.
The base Fortnite game mode remains one of – if not the – most popular, successful, and transcendent games of all time. The battle royale is a simple concept with an extremely high skill ceiling, allowing players to constantly push the limits of the game.
There are a lot of Fortnite haters out there – looking at you Dr. Disrepsect – but there’s no denying that Fortnite has become a phenomenon. Epic is leveraging the game into promotional partnerships with movie studios, brands, and even the NFL.
- Read More: When will Lightsabers be leaving Fortnite?
Battle Royale is only the beginning for Fortnite, though, as Epic Games CEO, Tim Sweeney, alluded to on Twitter. The future of the game might be in what players create, rather than what Epic gives us.
This tweet from Sweeney got a lot of attention. What did he mean by his statements? The first and most obvious meaning is that Fortnite is becoming a gathering spot for gamers. It’s a social hub as much as it is a game, at this point.
Sweeney clarified his meaning in a follow-up tweet, saying, “I’ll adhere to the 1990’s definition that something is a platform when the majority of content people spend time with is created by others.”
In other words, Sweeney is saying that Creative Mode is going to have a massive role in Fortnite’s future. He said as much in a tweet on December 29.
The introduction of tools that allow creators to, “do the kinds of things with the game that only we can do right now,” could change what it means to be ‘playing Fortnite.’ Players would be able to create their own game modes – outside of what’s currently available.
There are a few examples of video games spawning other games by allowing creators to tinker with their products. People forget that the first BR – PUBG – was created from an Arma 3 mod, as was the survival game DayZ.
Epic could go this route by allowing creators to develop their own games within Fortnite. When players inevitably get tired of the base Fortnite experience, the game could live on within Creative Mode.
What do you think about these new features? Do you think we’ll be able to get full-scale mods or just an expanded Creative Mode? Let us know in the comments.