Fortnite VR Isn't Happening, Says Epic Games CEO — Will Mark Zuckerberg Disagree?

Fortnite VR Isn't Happening, Says Epic Games CEO — Will Mark Zuckerberg Disagree?

Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney doesn't think Fortnite will perform well in virtual reality, but Mark Zuckerberg, the CEO of Meta Platforms Inc. META, may disagree.

What Happened: Sweeney doesn't think Fornite in VR would work well, considering the game experience involves "intense motion." He said the company has "no plans" to build it, reported The Verge.

Having said that, Sweeney added they'll be happy to collaborate with a tech giant like Meta on other metaverse projects.

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But Zuckerberg may disagree with the fact that a game like Fortnite is not suitable for VR, noted the report. Meta acquired the developers of Population: One, an Oculus game that has a lot of running, shooting, building structures and basic parkour, last year, said the report. The game is even receiving a creative option, which will make it even more similar to Fortnite. 

However, considering VR is yet to be widely adopted and is expensive, Epic may find the prospect of Fortnite in VR of little benefit, the report noted. 

In July, Meta bumped the price of Quest 2 by $100 shortly before releasing Quest Pro in October at $1500

Sony's PlayStation VR2 for the PS5 will also cost more than the console.

Apple's first device in mixed reality could cost between $1000 and $3000.

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