PlayStation gamers aren’t being left out as Fortnite tournaments for PS4 and other platforms announced by Epic Games following this weekend’s Xbox Tournament.
Following the impressive success of the recent Xbox only Fortnite tournament, Epic Games has predictably announced a PS4 exclusive Fortnite Tournament.
The developer has also confirmed that all platforms will be getting their own exclusives, including mobile versions of the hugely popular Battle Royale.
The recent Xbox exclusive tournament which was held this weekend (20th/21st July) saw players who competed for the game share in a prize pool of $1 million.
3,500 players took part in the massive in-game, online tournament with regional finalists in the game being rewarded with $5,000 each for winning in their specific location.
Now, Epic Games has confirmed that they will be holding a similar tournament for PlayStation 4 gamers at a date yet to be revealed.
A representative for Epic Games had this to say:
“For the folks inquiring within the thread, we additionally have plans to host a PS4 cup – stay tuned for details“.
A little vague, but the closest thing to an official announcement we could expect until an official statement is released on the Epic Games website.
Given the huge success of Fortnite, console exclusive tournaments were only inevitable since many players choose one platform and stick with it, although some also play mobile versions of the game.
As for cross-platform competitions, this could be possible now that Sony has finally given PS4 players cross-play capability, so PS4/Xbox One tournaments could be possible.
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However, console and PC tournaments are unlikely to happen given the speed advantages afforded by PC players due to a mouse and keyboard setup.
Similarly, I wouldn’t expect mobile devices to be included in any kind of cross-platform play either since mobile devices depend on a very different control system entirely that would ultimately fail at providing any advantage at all over a traditional console controller or a desktop configuration.
As for the dates the tournament will be held, that is open to speculation as these online tournaments need time to be planned, organized and then promoted – not that Fortnite needs much promotion.
Also, with the Fortnite Battle Royale World Cup finals just around the corner, I wouldn’t expect it to be any time soon.
The World Cup finals are to be held between July 26th and July 28th 2019 at a live show in New York City with many attractions and amenities for fans of the game to take part in.
This massive event includes some of the world’s best known Fortnite players including Ninja (despite not qualifying for the finals) and One_Shot_Gurl, with a total prize fund of £30 million to be shared out among players.
Also, as well as the World Cup schedule, Season 10 is looming closer and is expected for an early August release date.
That being in mind, I would expect the PS4 tournament to be planned for some time between Season 10 and 11, just as the Xbox tournament and the World Cup were scheduled between 9 and 10.
Given that a Fortnite Season has a run of around ten weeks, this would put a date of around 10th October for the PS4 Tournament, which seems like a good time to launch the competition and gives Epic Games plenty of time the get it organized.
Since it’s launch in 2017, Fortnite has become a force to be reckoned with in the gaming world, being extremely popular with the younger generation of gamers who enjoy fast-paced, team-based action with friends.
According to GamesIndustry.biz, Fortnite is currently the world’s highest-earning digital game, bringing Epic Games a substantial $2.4 billion in 2018.
Despite the huge success of Fortnite, the game does have its critics, with many parents speaking about how addictive the game can be with their children.
This has since prompted the World Health Organization to officially declare gaming addiction a genuine mental health disorder similar to drug and alcohol abuse.
Even games industry legend Hideo Kojima is not a fan of the game, commenting in a recent interview when asked what he thinks of Fortnite that:
“When I first started Kojima Productions, the easiest thing for me to do would have been to make a game where everyone is on an island and shoots each other“.
Whatever you may think of Fortnite, the game is a massive success for Epic Games and it only looks like it is getting stronger.
Although I am not a fan my self, I respect the impact that the game has had on the industry, creating jobs for many people, bloggers included, as well as becoming an established brand in its own right.
Contrary to popular belief, Fortnite did not start the Battle Royale genre, that credit goes to PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, another hugely successful title, and one that is a little more realistic than Fortnite.
If you don’t like Fortnite or PUBG then there are other alternatives:
- Apex Legends
- Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
Apex Legends is a similar game to Fortnite but is set in the universe of the Titanfall series of games. Since launching earlier this year, the game has readily become the go-to choice for players looking for a Fortnite alternative and is believed to be Electronic Arts’ own version of Fortnite.
Call of Duty: Black Ops 4 is the latest Call of Duty title and has foregone the usual story mode in favor of a 100% multiplayer experience which includes their own version of Battle Royale.
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If somehow, you have never played Fortnite and wish to test your skill on the island, the game is available now for all platforms including PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, MacOS, iOS, and Android.
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