With improved visuals and framerate, Fortnite is all about sticking its finger everywhere (all pun intended. Wink Wink!), and next-generation consoles PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will be able to play it later this year, Epic Games announced.

The game launching this year will be the Unreal Engine 4 version of Fortnite, specifically Unreal Engine 4.25. The other new update, Unreal Engine 5, will not be launching until 2021, when Fortnite incorporates it next year. “We’re gonna be launching Fortnite on next-generation consoles using Unreal Engine 4.25, which is going to be updated, which lots of partners are launching next-generation games on, and we’ll transition Fortnite to Unreal Engine 5 next year and start to incorporate cool new features based on it,” said Epic’s CEO Tim Sweeney.


Unreal Engine 4.25 was launched earlier this month including support for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X. some of these engine features can already be found in Fortnite. “The Fortnite team has been battle-testing Niagara VFX and Chaos physics, and these feature sets are now in use in currently shipping seasons of the game. Niagara is now production-ready, with a polished new UI and significant performance and stability improvements. There are also a host of new features, including the ability to create complex, large-scale particle effects such as flocking and chains, and to have particles react to music or other audio sources—all in real-time,” Epic added.

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