Right now Fortnite is the most popular game in the world with more than 250 million users registered.
The company behind the popular Fortnite game is Epic Games, a company that wishes to become the next Google or Facebook.
Fortnite started out just like any other game but continued to evolve and the developers were kind enough to provide a battle royale gaming mode. Then the game focused more on the socializing part thus becoming a social platform that can host concerts, tell stories and become a source of inspiration.
Tim Sweeney, the CEO of Epic Games, says that Fortnite gathers an impressive number of people who play and socialize together. So they don’t just play games. ” In many ways, Fortnite is like a social network. People play with strangers, they play with friends and they use Fortnite like a platform where they can communicate” Sweeney said.
Although Epic Games is nowhere close as big as Facebook or Google, Tim Sweeney has big plans. Right now most 1000 employees of the company are working on developing the Fortnite game even further.
How people socialize on Fortnite
The Verge says Fortnite is the “most important social network of the year 2018”. It is a game that works like a global living room for millions.
Fortnite is available for free and the fact that it is available on every device ( gaming console, computers and even smartphones ) helped create an universal language that lead to a level of understanding between the members of a large group of people. Just like socializing on Facebook, you can do it using a device.
Epic Games managed to hit it big by reinventing what its like to spend time online and have fun.