US Copyright Office denied the Carlton Dance – emote from Fortnite – ownership claimed by Alfonso Ribeiro, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
Even there’s no current danger of a lawsuit, team behind Forza Horizon 4 decided to remove dance emotes to avoid future lawsuits.
Epic Games launched their own digital store at both Windows and Mac, with a plan to expand it’s boarder to Android and other open platforms throughout 2019.
To compete with Steam, the biggest digital game store, Epic Games Store provides few benefits like: higher revenue split, stronger relationship between devs and players, and more.
Check out their store here.
Epic Games sued a popular GTA V and Fortnite hack Youtube channel, Golden Modz, for copyright infringement.
According to Epic Games, they injected code into the game which modifies the original, which is a clear violation of copyright law. Saying: “This is a copyright infringement, breach of contract, and tortious interference case in which the Defendants are infringing Epic’s copyrights by injecting unauthorized cheat software into the copyright protected code of Epic’s popular video game Fortnite.”.
Sony is opening cross-play for select third party content. Starting with an open beta beginning for Fortnite, and more to come.
In an interview with GamesBeat, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney stated “the best type of funding a company can get: microtransactions from happy customers.” which gave their company “unlimited ability to invest in our technology, our games, and all the ecosystem around it.”.
WSJ reported that some parents are hiring Fortnite coaches to make their kids better at Fortnire, giving them $10 to $20 wage per hour. Saying “There’s pressure not to just play it but to be really good at it, you can imagine what that was like for him at school.”