Epic Games's Tim Sweeney talked to Eurogamer about the studio's upcoming PC online zombie survival, scavenging and building game called "Fortnight". A game that is a mix between Minecraft and Left 4 Dead.
“Now we’re building several games at different scales. We’re building Fortnite, a PC online game which is a fun, sort of Minecraft meets Left 4 Dead.
“It’s a 35-person team. It’s not aiming to beat Call of Duty in terms of graphics. It’s more of a Pixar art style and a limited project in scope, just aimed at fun as opposed to massive breakthroughs in scale.”
“We’re building a bigger, triple-A shooter project that hasn’t been announced yet. And we’ve also internally started developing really tiny projects with two or three guys working together as a team for a few months in small scale game development.
“It’s really cool. We’re testing our development at all scales and learning it as we go. We’re trying to master development at every scale.”
Fortnite is centered on scavenging by day and fighting by night (like in Minecraft), and will include co-op, base building (forts), loot finding, fighting waves of encroaching monsters, exploration, and more. It will be the first game from Epic (creator of Gears of War) to utilize Epic's Unreal Engine 4 and is currently scheduled to be released later in 2013.