What to know
- Disney and Epic Games are collaborating on a new Entertainment Universe for Fortnite.
- The new universe will let users interact with iconic characters from Disney and Epic Games, shop, play, and create their own unique character stories and fandom.
- All this will be powered by Unreal Engine, although there is no definite news on when Fortnite players can expect the Disney content or the ‘entertainment universe’ to arrive.
Disney and Epic Games are collaborating to create an entire entertainment universe for Fortnite, replete with all-new games, and expanding the list of iconic and beloved characters from both Disney and Fortnite. Here’s everything you need to know about the tie-up.
Disney and Epic Games Collaborate for a Fortnite ‘Entertainment Universe’
Disney and Epic Games are embarking on a new relationship to bring together some of the most iconic characters in TV and gaming history. The collaboration between the two companies will result in the development of an expansive new entertainment universe for Fortnite, bringing the two worlds ever closer together.
The new universe will give players the chance to interact with characters and stories from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, Avatar, and more as well as play, watch, shop, and otherwise interact with the content. Players will also have the opportunity to create their own stories and live out their Disney fanfic in the way they love. The entertainment universe will also be powered by Unreal Engine, ensuring high-fidelity graphical content for players.
Currently, Disney hasn’t provided any further details on when this entertainment universe will come online or what else to expect. But, since things are only in the early stages, it’s safe to say that players will have to wait a while before they start seeing additional Disney content appear in Fortnite.
Apart from the collaboration, Disney is also investing billions of dollars (1.5 to be exact) “to acquire an equity stake in Epic Games alongside the multiyear project” reported the statement posted on the Walt Disney Studio website.