Epic Games may mandate gamers have a constant Internet connection to play upcoming PC survival game, Fortnite. Firm plans are not yet in place, but noted if Fortnite were to require a persistent connection, it would be done in the interest of fun over a desire to fight piracy. This seems to be following in the footsteps of Diablo III's very unpopular move, done for similar reasons. The following statement was made:
“That’s something we don’t know yet. It’s gonna be really dependent on gameplay, and it’s also dependent on platform. So whatever we decide to do there is gonna be more relevant to the most fun experience you can have with your friends [than it is to piracy]. But I can’t nail that down today.”
During Comic-Con 2012 last week, Epic Games announced that Fortnite will be the first game to run on Unreal Engine 4. Fortnite is appropriatly described as a cooperative "sandbox survival game". Gameplay is divided into two main sections: day and night. During the day, players will work together to build fortifications using whatever materials can be scavenged and scrounged. Once night falls, you will have to retreat into your forts as they hope to fend off waves of monsters and survive until morning. Kind of like once nightfall hits in Minecraft. Run.