Imagine a world without Fortnite? Blissful isn’t it….?
well it could have been cancelled if former epic productions manager Rod Fergusson had stayed at Epic.
Fortnite: Save the World, a sort of horde mode defense game that featured the same building mechanics, was the original incarnation of the now massively popular franchise. It wasn?t until developers implemented a battle royale mode a couple months later in August 2017 that Fortnite began to explode in popularity, earning the most annual revenue of any game in history last year.
?When it was Save the World, that was a project that just had some challenges,? Fergusson said. ?As a director of production at the time, that game would not have passed my bar for something we should continue to keep going. So any time people look at me and go ?don?t you feel bad?? I?m like no, you should feel really good because that game you love and that?s a worldwide sensation would not exist had I stayed at Epic.?
When asked if he loses sleep over the success of Fortnite and his involvement, Fergusson said he?s ?happy for the Fortnite team?s success.?