Disney Franchises are Heading to Fortnite Soon(ish)


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By: Jason Siu


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The Fortnite platform is expanding, with Epic Games and the Walt Disney Company announcing their collaboration on a new open, persistent, and social universe within Fortnite. Recently, in December, LEGO Fortnite was launched on the Fortnite platform, which also features Rocket Racing and Fortnite Festival. This multiyear collaboration between Fortnite and Disney aims to enable consumers to play, watch, shop, and interact with content, characters, and stories from Disney, Pixar, Marvel, Star Wars, Avatar, and more. As part of this partnership, Disney is investing $1.5 billion to acquire an equity stake in Epic Games.

Disney and Epic Games have previously collaborated on Fortnite content, seasonal events, and more. The Marvel Nexus War event featuring Galactus attracted over 15.3 million concurrent players, and the Unreal Engine has been utilized in Disney games, including Kingdom Hearts 3 and Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. Also, the Unreal Engine has been used for cinematic editing and animation in films and streaming, as well as in Disney Parks attractions, such as Millennium Falcon: Smugglers Run.

“Our exciting new relationship with Epic Games will bring together Disney’s beloved brands and franchises with the hugely popular Fortnite in a transformational new games and entertainment universe,” said Robert A. Iger, Chief Executive Officer, The Walt Disney Company. “This marks Disney’s biggest entry ever into the world of games and offers significant opportunities for growth and expansion. We can’t wait for fans to experience the Disney stories and worlds they love in groundbreaking new ways.”

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With over 20 years of online publishing experience, Jason Siu is currently the Content Director at VerticalScope and used to spend most of his time writing about cars. His work can be seen on websites such as AutoGuide, EV Pulse, FlatSixes, Tire Authority, and more. As the former co-founder of Tunerzine.com and West Coast Editor of Modified Magazine, he has also authored two books for CarTech Books. In his spare time, he founded FullCleared to indulge in his passion for writing about games. Although Jason is a variety gamer, he generally prefers RPGs.

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