Epic Games has announced that its popular game Fortnite will hit the next-gen consoles, PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X when they go on sale later this year.
To be clear, it is not a new version of Fortnite, but the same game that has been optimized to take advantage of the powerful hardware contained in the upcoming consoles from Sony and Microsoft.
What improvements will Fortnite have for PS5 or Xbox Series X? Epic Games has not disclosed any specific details, other than a vague explanation that “performance and visuals” will be better on Xbox Series X and PS5. This is to be expected since the new version of Fortnite for the mentioned consoles will be based on the recently announced Unreal Engine 5.
Epic Games also claims that all progression and items will be shared across the generations of consoles and platforms you’re playing on.
In addition, the studio has promised that it will support cross-play on all platforms (including current and new generation), in addition to continuing to support Fortnite on all older consoles and platforms.