Rod Fergusson (Gears 5) Tried to Cancel Fortnite Before Leaving Epic Games

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Rod Fergusson (Gears 5) Tried to Cancel Fortnite Before Leaving Epic Games

In a recent interview given to Game Informer.comRod Fergusson, the current leader of The Coalition, the software house working on Gears 5, revealed an interesting backstory dating back to the times when he was among the ranks of Epic Games.

Although the focus of the interview was precisely the new third-person shooter arriving on PC and Xbox One in September, there was a small digression involving Fortnite, the Battle Royale that allowed Epic to reach success and fame never experienced before by the company captained by Tim Sweeney.

Fergusson admitted that in the last period he worked for Epic, he actually tried to cancel Fortnite. Originally, the title presented only the Save the World mode and did not seem to have the concrete potential to succeed in depopulating it as it did. After his abandonment, as we all know, Epic then veered towards the Battle Royale mode, which overshadowed Salva il Mondo and had an absolutely overwhelming success.

Recall that Fortnite is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and mobile devices.