The creator of 'Fortnite' is trying to shake up the PC gaming industry - here's why a lot of fans are very upset over it
- Epic Games is the veteran game development studio that created "Fortnite," in addition to many other games over the past 25-plus years.
- In late 2018, Epic leveraged its massive "Fortnite" player base to launch a major new initative: The Epic Games Store.
- In the following months, Epic has made several moves to take on Steam - the dominant digital storefront for PC gaming - and some people are furious.
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With hundreds of millions of players, "Fortnite" continues to be the biggest game in the world - but that won't last forever.
"Fortnite" creator Epic Games is aware of that, and it's no surprise that the company is making moves to leverage its massive "Fortnite" playerbase into something longer-term: The Epic Games Store.In the last three months, Epic Games has taken its storefront from burgeoning underdog to serious competition. The way Epic has gone about that ascent has ruffled some feathers in the gaming community, and it's resulting in unfortunate consequences for developers.
Here's what's going on: