Imagine a world without Fortnite.
By Joseph Knoop
In an interview with Game Informer, former Epic Games production director, Rod Fergusson, said that while he had stayed at Epic, he "would have canceled Fortnite".
Fortnite: Save the World, a kind of horde-style defense game incorporating the same mechanics of construction, was the original incarnation of the now-popular franchise. A few months later, in August 2017, the developers started to set up a royal battle mode. Fortnite has begun to explode in popularity, thus achieving the highest annual income of all games in history.
Fergusson, who is now head of the Coalition, developer of Gears of War, left Epic Games in 2012.
"When it was [Fortnite] Save the World was a project that presented some challenges, "said Fergusson. "As a production director at the time, this game would not have exceeded my goal, but we should continue to do so. So, every time people look at me and say, "Do not you feel bad?", I'm like no, you should feel really good, because this game that you love and that makes a sensation to the world would not not existed if I had stayed at Epic. "
When asked if he was losing sleep over Fortnite's success and involvement, Fergusson said he was "happy for [the Fortnite team’s] Success."
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