Last week, Fortnite released on mobile, sending out invites to players who signed up on iOS. Within 24 hours of its release, the game had topped the iOS charts in 47 countries.
The title - which is still available by invite-only - is currently only available on iOS, although an Android release will follow. The data comes from Sensor Tower, and shows that Fortnite is sitting in the top 10 in 58 countries.
A Day One Patch has been rolled out for Sea of Thieves. In that there is an eyepatch you can buy with a "1" on it.
Rare has poked fun at the practice of launch patching with a tongue-in-cheek cosmetic item. The 'Day One Patch' is available from the General Clothing Shop located on the pirate hub.
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Before settling on pirates for Sea of Thieves, Rare considered a variety of other themes for its cooperative adventure game, including dinosaurs and vampires.
On the latest episode of our monthly interview show IGN Unfiltered, Rare studio head Craig Duncan said that after coming up with the game's unique co-op adventure concept, the team explored an assortment of different themes to see which would work best.
"We had all these different themes, vampires, dinosaurs, you name it," Duncan said. "Just imagine everything, because at this point you're going broad, you're brainstorming."
Epic Games has announced the release of $12 million worth of assets from its free-to-play MOBA title, Paragon, with more to follow.
The assets are available for Unreal Engine 4 developers to access, and include 20 "AAA quality" characters along with their skins, dialogue, VFX, and animations, plus over 1,500 "environmental components." They're available to download for free in the Unreal Engine Marketplace.
Epic has gone a step further, offering advice to those looking to use Paragon assets in their own UE4 projects, suggesting they start with Shinbi, whose animation blueprint can be used for animating the characters in the other Paragon packs. There's also a sample map that can be used as a base for a custom environment, or for testing.
“Everything is different. Try not to dwell on it.”
In many ways, Revenant Kingdom follows in the tradition of the Ni No Kuni series, once again putting a young boy at the heart of an epic story across a gorgeous cel-shaded land. In other ways, however, Ni No Kuni 2 sets its own course, with completely overhauled combat and a new focus on kingdom building. It’s a meaty, fun adventure that feels much snappier to play than its predecessor, but falls short in a few key areas.
The HTC Vive Pro, with several improvements over the original HTC Vive, can now be pre-ordered for $799 USD. All Vive Pro units ordered before June 3 come with a 6-month subscription to Viveport at no extra cost.
Additionally, the price of the original HTC Vive is dropping by $100 effective immediately, putting it at $499 USD "across the globe." Last August, HTC dropped the Vive price to $599.
HTC announced the Vive Pro at CES 2018, as well as a Vive wireless adapter to be released at a later time. The improvement that most immediately jumps out is the increased resolution. The Vive Pro uses dual OLED screens for a combined resolution of 2880 x 1600, a "78% increase" over the original Vive headset.
An Epic Games employee has confirmed that Founders Pack players will be getting exclusive new skins, but a release date has yet to be confirmed.
Twitch streamer Ninja was joined by folks from Epic, who confirmed players who bought the Founders Pack would be getting exclusive skins. "We're going to do something along those lines very soon actually," they said, when talking about the skins, but said there was no confirmed date just yet.