Epic is giv­ing away Fort­nite tech so more games can have cross-plat­form mul­ti­player

EPIC UN­VEILS PLANS TO SUP­PORT DE­VEL­OP­ERS VIA FREE MUL­TI­PLAYER SER­VICES.

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A week after open­ing its own dig­i­tal store­front with a gen­er­ous rev­enue share model clearly in­tended to com­pete with Steam, to­day Fort­nite cre­ator Epic Games an­nounced plans to sup­port cross-plat­form mul­ti­player across all games by mak­ing Fort­nite’s cross-plat­form ser­vices free to all de­vel­op­ers.

“These ser­vices are ex­pen­sive to build, test and har­den in real-world con­di­tions, but once op­er­a­tional, are rel­a­tively in­ex­pen­sive to scale to more games and more users,” Epic said. To stream­line this process and make cross-plat­form play more ac­ces­si­ble for other stu­dios and games, Epic says that “through­out 2019, we’ll be launch­ing a large set of cross-plat­form game ser­vices orig­i­nally built for Fort­nite, and bat­tle-tested with 200,000,000 play­ers across seven plat­forms.”

Epic says these ser­vices will be free for all de­vel­op­ers and will not be lim­ited to games made us­ing its Un­real En­gine or those sold via its new Epic Game Store.

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