Fortnite received last week Creative mode 2.0whose maps are created through a new tool called Unreal Editor for Fortnitewhich multiplies the possibilities of creating maps and game modes in the game.
Fortnite has the ability to become much more than a Battle Royale through the maps created in creative mode… but do you know what was the first thing users did? Recreate the original Fortnite map, from 2018.
Initially, Epic Games was skepticalbecause this violated the intellectual property of Epic Games, but they decided make an exception special with this one, and allowing maps of Chapter 1 maps (and only Chapter 1 maps) to be published.
Of course, without monetizing: the others would be eliminated because they represent a violation of copyright… and Tim SweeneyCEO of Epic Games, is not happy that his powerful publisher is used to recreate the work of others.
Tim Sweeney urges Fortnite players to create original maps
Tim Sweeney, in an interview for IGN, is shown unhappy with people using the creator for nostalgic purposessimply to copy the work of others instead of creating something new (and with the legal implications that entails).
“You can’t just redo a Call of Duty mapSweeney complains, explaining why the Fortnite Chapter 1 map is an exception.
“We were looking into what was happening with the Fortnite Chapter One map, and we decided it was really cool because it was for Fortnite, so we gave permission to do it on a non-monetized basis.“
“But I think the real innovations here have to be original new work. Because some of these things… Nostalgia jobs are cool, but most of the time they will be other people’s work and they may not give their permission.”
“We urge everyone to think about what they can really do to create new genres or games and very original things.Sweeney ditch.
Among the best Fortnite Creative 2.0 maps there are many original ones… but others are also recreations from other games like Ovaetwatch, GTA 5, Five Nights at Freddy’s, The Stanley Parable…
Beyond the morbid curiosity of playing one game inside another, is it really worth milking so much nostalgia in Fortnite?