One of the most important games today is Fortnite, which continues to move millions of players. This title, despite being free, is the one that generates the most money for Epic Games. Micropayments within the game manage to generate tens of millions of euros. It seems that Epic Games wants even more and would be working on a new monthly subscription system in Fortnite.
Apparently, Epic Games would be surveying users to find out their opinion about a monthly payment system. It is not well known what these monthly payments will entail, but they would add some very specific advantages. It is not known if Epic Games will finally implement this monthly payment system, but when the river sounds.
Epic Games wants us to pay every month to play Fortnite
An image has been leaked that exposes the benefits that Fortnite users who pay the monthly subscription would obtain. Apparently, the monthly fee would be $ 15.99, which after a year is $ 191.88, come on, we would leave almost $ 200. Let’s say over 1 million users, out of Fortnite’s gigantic user base, that would be almost 200 million direct dollars.
It seems that Epic Games wants a hybrid model for Fortnite. The game will remain free, but each month we will receive cosmetic items if we pay the fee. World of Warcraft has a monthly payment to be able to play this title. The payment is used to improve the game and maintain the servers, something that Epic could also do.
The truth is that micro-payments have become very popular in games, since they allow you to obtain more income than selling copies of the game. Some games, despite being paid, also include micropayments, which can be done well or badly, as in EA’s Star Wars: Battlefront II game that generated so much controversy. We will see if in the end Epic Games will implement it in Fortnite and how it will do it.