SuperData Arcade has shared its monthly report, claiming that Fortnite has broken another record by generating $296 million in April across all platforms.
Wow, it’s so crazy how a Free to play MP game done right can generate so much revenue in a single month and it’s been ongoing, it was well over $200 million in march too. It’ll only get bigger when they release on android and if the rumoured switch version is true.
I'm still surprised there isn't any outrage about the Micro Transactions. Skins are about $20 each shit is ridiculous.
But it's a choice, not necessary.
Those skins are optional. And some people buy them not just for the skins but also they love playing the game so they want to support it. People love the game that's why you'll never hear complains. People complain when they feel they are being ripped off. Playing Fortnite doesn't make you feel ripped off.
@oldboy That’s why i don’t have a problem with cosmetic MTs, as long as its not pay to win, if they keep supporting the games with free DLC and optional MTs that’s fine by me. I don’t have to spend money and get free content
MOST of the shit you buy in multiplayer games including EA games is optional, but people pick and choose what to lose their shit about.
MP games kicking ass
Yeah wish I could return the favor to you. Ergo, the kicking ass one.
Lol you're welcome to try. It involves letting go of your keyboard first.
Septic - You can't help yourself, you're a joke lol. OT:It's great news for epic and all the people involved, some fairly big performance bonuses going around I reckon. Personally I'm having a break from it, back R6 spattered with H1Z1 and just got DETROIT which going to get a run shortly.
"Septic - You can't help yourself, you're a joke lol." Look in the mirror
Always a snide, veiled dig - you must be spineless in real life. Show some class every now and then.
You have no issue with a myriad of comments celebrating SP games but when I praise MP games you hurl personal insults? And you call me spineless? You're the coward behind your PC. Don't talk about class when you're throwing insults from the safety of your PC when someone simply says "MP games kicking ass". If you have a backbone say it to my face. Wasteman.
When was the last article you read that said MP games were dying? That's why when an SP game comes along and is actually good - it gets celebrated. We know which companies put out the best SP games, or is that lost on you? You're a troll and not a very good one at that. Just calling you out - you know 90% of your comments are written in a snide manner. Grow a pair and just write what you want to say.
@Septic *Fortnite kicking ass. There, fixed it for you. And it's F2P and maybe it will show MS how to make a proper MP game people wanna play. It's like you're trying to include recent MS's craps like SoT and SoD2 with Fortnite by saying MP like they are at the same level or something. They are not LOL. nice try.
Now we see why so many devs are trying their hand at making a successful MP game. The money it generates lasts months even years. MP/GaaS is definitely here to stay.
Why gamers are willing to pump hundreds or thousands for cosmetics into one game is beyond me. But congrats to epic who managed to make a great game and take use of those who don't mind spending a fortune for mt.
Because it's a hobby that they love?? Like any other hobby where you waste money? Mind blown, I know...
My kids just split the cost of the PvE starter pack. $20 each, coupled with the 20% off from live.playstation.com and a whopping buck fitty from me. The kid friendly gameplay, graphics, polish and free entry point made a good case. Something to party up with their friends down the street. Free and PG was key.
Yah, cause killing other people with headshots from a sniper rifle is totes PG as long as it's cartoony. Lol.
PG = parental guidance. Heads don’t pop, no blood, no foul language or sexual situations (some of the ladies are actually quite hefty), no graphic executions or dismemberments. Characters lose in a shower of bling and rainbows. That aside, 9/10ths of their party up was spent chopping wood, treasure hunting, crafting walls/stairs and hiding from the storm. Not that it’s any of your business. Don’t presume everyone plays the same. Thanos was about the novelty and running away from the sky punch. Have you played PvE? You shoot waves of zombie waifs, big ugly monster looking things, looks like a Pixar rogues gallery. I don’t know how old you are, but I grew up around far more far younger. Looney Toons/Tom and Jerry literally had characters beating the holy #%^* out of eachother. Sunday night Disney had permadeaths and scarier imagery like the headless horseman chase with Ichabod Crane. Transformers the movie was a veritable genocide. At ease Soldier.
$249 million and they have garbage customer service support, with garbage emails with links that are dead on their garbage website. Their support is a nightmare.
No wonder COD wants battle royale in their game..
Are the shooting mechanics in this pretty decent?
So-so at best, the spread and recoil of the guns take a while to get used to. Sometimes your mailing someone, next time you hit everything but then. It's free so you might as well give it a go, there is a fun game there for sure.
I'm not a hater but this make me sick on 2 levels 1. Ppl spending all this money on MT..... it's here to stay like it or not and we're going to continue getting half a**ed games 2. ITS NOT EVEN THAT DAMN GOOD! What do ppl see in it? You're not even in combat/act majority of the time. I don't have the patience and if you die early you gotta sit forever. I just don't get it... I'll stick with halo
To each their own. Making that kind of money the game clearly has an audience that is enjoying it. You should try 50v50 while it's available for more of a war feel. Also, you die and you have to sit forever??? Have you even played it? You can exit the game at any time and start another.
Exactly, you have to exit and find a new search. You don't see the problem? I like to get into action quickly and not sit around. If you ever play any big team fps like battlefield or Halo you'd understand my point of view. I simply don't see what ppl see in it. The fact it's f2p with solid core mechanics it's gonna have an audience, I get that but the it being such a big hit and making so much money I don't get.
chiefJohn117 - The clue is in the genre - Battle Royal. You get one life, no respawn - like a traditional MP shooter. Just land at Tilted or one of the other big towns and you'll be in the action straight away.
Ya you're right, Halo has one life gametypes there's even Pubg style custom gametype. It just isn't for me. 5 of my coworkers were talking about it saying the same thing I'm saying. I don't see what the big hype is about. What's so special about it?
Don't think the success will go long as big company's start investing on this stuff.
It will. The player base is too huge now to die off too soon. Big companies will be in for a challenge if they try to chase that Fortnite money/success. Big companies tried chasing CoD money in the past. We all know how well that went.
So far only activision announced something
Lots of parents going into massive credit card debt because their unchecked children are stupid enough to play this and buy into the microtransactions.
This is really depressing.
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