Fortnite is one of the most popular games in recent memory thanks to its massive popularity boost on the Xbox One. Fortnite, developed by Epic Games, is all about beating out 99 opponents in a massive 100-person battle royale. The game rose to fame on the Xbox One thanks to the fact that it was free, with Epic Games earning their money via an expanded release as well as aesthetic-only microtransactions. Now, Fortnite is looking to push ahead into a whole new market — the mobile market.
Fortnite has released for iOS products this past week in a pre-order/beta testing only mode. In order to play the game users had to have an updated iOS device to go along with an access key. Despite this limited release, Fortnite developers had to have been ecstatic to find that Fortnite Mobile rocketed up the sales charts in order to become the most downloaded free game in the app store. Not only that, Fortnite has already reached the two spot for the ‘top grossing’ mark on the Apple Store as well. It’s pretty easy to see why the title is being talked about so much right now — everyone is playing it!
Fortnite has been an absolute juggernaut on every platform that it has been released. The developers at Epic Games have been organically growing their hit title in a way that is maximizing the return on consumption that their rabid player base is offering. What makes Fortnite Mobile so impressive isn’t just its high sales marks, but also the fact that it will be an unflinching extension of the Fortnite experience.
Fortnite Mobile will be played as if it were an extension of the console and PC versions. This means that mobile gamers will be competing against gamers on all of the other consoles thanks to the shared server. Epic Games is taking a risk here but it is the kind of risk that can pay off in spades and so far it has.