Epic Games founder Tim Sweeney has told Edge that the company has three games in development: Fortnite, a mobile game, and a high-end title meant to show off the power and fidelity of the Unreal Engine 4.
Sweeney said that Fortnite will show off the engine’s versatility, and the unannounced project will do what Gears of War did for Unreal Engine 3 and demonstrate the engine’s high-end featureset.
“It’s going to push next generation graphics as you’d always expect Epic to do,” Sweeney said, but declined to comment further on the project.
Sweeney brought up the two unannounced titles in response to speculation that Epic was shifting its focus towards supporting the Unreal Engine, and away from developing games. “At any time there are over 100 engineers working on the Unreal Engine and there are more than 100 developers worldwide at Epic contributing to our games, so they’re really inseparable – the engine is based on the feedback from our game development processes.”
Sweeney also noted that there are plenty of games currently being built on the Unreal Engine 4, and we’ll see them at E3 and later this year. “There’s a lot [of games] on the way and a large number of them haven’t been announced,” he said. “You’ll see lots of triple-A stuff coming out over time. The industry’s changing – this generation it seems like there are about a third of the number of triple-A titles in development across the industry as there was last time around – and each one seems to have about three times the budget of the previous generation. I think we’re heading towards a future where triple-A is the minority.”