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Epic Games announces Unreal Editor for Fortnite, allowing players to create and publish their own games
Epic Games is now one step closer to realizing its metaverse ambitions. The company will release the Unreal Editor for Fortnite, so players can release their own experiences directly into the world-famous battle royale game.
Epic Games to pay record $520 million fine over Fortnite’s dark billing practices and children’s privacy violation
The US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has hit Epic Games with a $520 million fine. The Fortnite maker will pay a whopping sum for violating children’s privacy law and tricking players into making unwanted purchases.
Overwatch 2’s 35 million players may seem like a lot, but how does that compare to other F2P hits?
Over 35 million people have already played Overwatch 2, a free-to-play sequel to Blizzard’s hero shooter. That’s an impressive start, but let’s see how these numbers compare to the launches of other successful F2P games.
Fortnite introduces Party Worlds as Epic Games continues its shift towards metaverse
Epic Games has added new social experiences to Fortnite. Party Worlds allow players to hang out and participate in different activities together. This concept aligns with the company’s strategy to build its own metaverse.
Epic Games’ fight against Apple and Google partly motivated by its metaverse ambitions
According to Tim Sweeney, the metaverse has a chance to become a “multitrillion-dollar part of the world economy.” And Epic Games’ ongoing battle with Apple and Google is a part of the company’s ambitions in this area.
Epic Games claims Google created task force to prevent Fortnite from releasing outside Google Play
Google reportedly created a special task force in 2018 as a response to Epic Games’ actions of trying to distribute Fortnite outside the Play Store. That’s according to the game developer’s latest legal filing.
Sharon Fisher on harassment and toxic behaviour in video games: “The old-fashioned approach to moderation needs to be re-thought”
Just over a month ago, Unity bought AI-driven audio analysis platform OTO to fight toxic behavior in multiplayer games. A month before that, Discord acquired Sentropy, a company behind AI-powered software to detect and remove online harassment. We sat down with Utopia Analytics‘ Sharon Fisher, a veteran in the games moderation space, to discuss the challenges the industry is facing in its quest to make the gaming environment safer.
John Carmack: “Minecraft and Fortnite are closer to the metaverse than anything Facebook has built”
id Software co-founder and Oculus consulting CTO John Carmack has shared his thoughts on the metaverse. He thinks that Facebook is far from realizing the idea behind it, citing Fortnite and Minecraft as better examples.
Apple also investigated by Department of Justice. US lawmakers address “serious competition concerns” in app store space
On September 10, a federal judge in California ruled that app developers can now direct users to payment options outside the App Store. That said, the court failed to “ultimately conclude that Apple is a monopolist.” Nor did the ruling force Apple into allowing third-party app stores on iOS. The iPhone maker was also allowed to keep its steep 30% commission. While Epic has lost on 9 of 10 counts, the Fortnite company might just have powerful…