Fortnite: Battle Royale is rising to the top, but can it topple PUBG?
Fornite, which was released last September 2017, has been garnering lots of players ever since. The game is much like the critically acclaimed Player Unknown’s battlegrounds. You’ll be dropping onto a battlefield with players around the world. Searching for weapons, ammunition, bandages and others. Then you’ll fight off a hundred or more players to see who reaches the top!
So, what’s the difference? The niche that Fornite uses is that besides the graphical aspect, you can create/build creative walls, ladders, traps, and such to better your position compared to the opposition. In a sense, they’re the same. However, Fornite uses complex architectural ideas. Probably a way to separate them from the competitor.
Which side are you on?
We’re going to say this now, the possibility of Fornite taking over the game of the year nominee is not too far-fetched. We say this because of the fact that not only is the game free to play, but mechanics-wise, for someone who played both, ‘Fun’ is slightly on the side of Fornite. That being said, its not taking anything away from multi-awarded battle royale game. realism and immersion-wise, PUBG wins.
Although it is given that “Fornite is recreating PUBG’s original experience”, the differences are very evident. Some people are more lured into “free” stuff rather than pay for something that could be replicated. Practicality is also a reason why the game could be on the top one day. Once the game is developed, Epic games’ can be up for an epic ride to the top.
The mainstream boost of survival/battlefield genre
Since PlayerUnkown’s Battleground’s explosion, more games like Rules of Survival and Fornite are emerging in the scene. This is the perfect year for these types of games to bring out their best in their own way. Separate each other from the common to be successful in this type of platform. It’s going to be an interesting year to see if Fornite Battle Royale has what it takes to be at par or take over PlayerUnkown’s Battlegrounds current predominance.