What would the game look like now if the title incredibly popular Fortnite did not exist? This is obviously something we will never know, but if the former Epic Games production manager, Rod Fergusson, had succeeded, we might have discovered it.
In a recent interview on the Game Informer Show podcast at E3 2019, Fergusson – who is now at the head of The Coalition (the developer behind the Armament of war (series)) – explains how he "tried to cancel" Fortnite before his departure from Epic and revealed that the game did not meet his criteria.
If I stayed at Epic, I would have canceled Fortnite. Before leaving, I tried to cancel Fortnite. When it was Save the World, this project presented some challenges.
As director of production at the time, this game would not have exceeded my goal, but we should have continued to do so.
Fergusson says he has not lost sleep over the success of the game and also assured Game Informer that he was "super happy" for Epic.
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