Introducing ‘Open’: A Metaverse Battle Royale by the Mastermind Behind Ready Player One

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Readyverse Studios partnered with Warner Bros. Readyverse Studios founders debuted Open in a trailer today during the South By Southwest (SXSW) festival. Of course, the new experience features a Ready Player One biome where players can explore environments, get skins inspired by the novel, and compete against each other. In the trailer, viewers see Ready Player One protagonist Wade Watts (a.k.a. For those who aren’t familiar with Cline’s work, Ready Player One is set in 2045, when the planet is on the verge of collapse.

“Fortnite and Epic Games Store Expand to iOS in Europe”

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Four years after leaving iOS, Fortnite is coming back — but only European players will be dropping in this time. The endless beef between Epic Games and Apple over the company’s App Store fees took its most recent surprise turn on Thursday when the iPhone maker announced changes coming to iOS in the EU. The plan to offer Fortnite for iOS dovetails with Epic’s news that it will launch a version of the Epic Games Store on the platform in the EU. Beyond developing Fortnite and the Unreal Engine, Epic also runs the Epic Game Store, a digital storefront for PC games that’s also available on Macs. That vision is increasingly coming into focus on Fortnite, which has evolved from being a few third-person shooter game modes into a full-fledged Roblox-like portal for digital games.

Krafton Aims to Expand PUBG’s Dominance Through Franchise Expansion and Visual Enhancements

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Krafton has more in store for its battle royale shooting game PUBG, its biggest mobile title, according to Goldman Sachs. The South Korean firm is plotting “incremental updates” to its strategy to sustain and expand PUBG, Goldman Sachs said in a note Wednesday seen by TechCrunch. Major graphics upgrade is also in the works, Goldman Sachs said, adding that Krafton plans to use Unreal Engine 5 for a PUBG 2.0 revamp. The current version of PUBG uses a customized version of Unreal Engine 4. Epic Game’s latest iteration of the ubiquitous Unreal Engine offers developers significant advancements in achieving heightened realism and immersion at reduced performance costs.