Epic wins


Fort­nite and the re­cently launched Paragon aside, Epic has three games in de­vel­op­ment at the time of writ­ing. The most in­trigu­ing is Spyjinx, a col­lab­o­ra­tion with JJ Abrams that caters to the di­rec­tor’s skill for vivid char­ac­ter­i­sa­tions. Bat­tle Break­ers, mean­while, is a turn­based mo­bile RPG with a col­lec­tion me­chanic, mod­elled on Ja­panese anime, that sees you tap­ping the screen to free heroes from crys­tals in a weird echo of Peter Molyneux’s Cu­rios­ity. There’s also a small team work­ing on a reimag­in­ing of Un­real Tour­na­ment, Epic’s rep­u­ta­tion-mak­ing arena shooter. The stu­dio re­cently com­pleted a well­re­ceived VR show­case, Robo Re­call, and re­mains en­thu­si­as­tic about the sec­tor’s fu­ture. World­wide cre­ative di­rec­tor Don­ald Mus­tard sug­gests that cur­rent VR head­sets are equiv­a­lent to MP3 play­ers be­fore the ad­vent of iPod.

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