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Epic Games Unveils Unreal Editor for Fortnite, Revolutionizing Game Development within the Metaverse

Epic Games is on the verge of releasing the Unreal Editor for Fortnite (UEFN), an application that will empower creators to design, develop, and publish games and experiences within the Fortnite ecosystem. UEFN takes advantage of the robust toolset offered by Unreal Engine 5, granting users access to features such as custom asset import, modeling, materials, VFX, Sequencer, and Control Rig. Moreover, Epic is introducing a new programming language called Verse as a part of UEFN. 

This marks a substantial enhancement over Fortnite's existing in-game Creative mode, which has gained significant popularity since its launch in 2018. According to Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney, creations in the Creative mode already account for about half of all Fortnite playtime. 

However, UEFN is expected to enable the development of games and experiences that push the boundaries of what's currently achievable in Creative mode. This move also positions Fortnite in closer competition with platforms like Roblox, which offers its own suite of custom development tools for creators. The beta release of UEFN is scheduled for March 22nd, coinciding with Epic's State of Unreal keynote. 

Epic plans to further evolve UEFN by adding more functionality and expanding the capabilities of the Verse API and framework, giving creators greater control over their Fortnite experiences. The development of UEFN, often referred to as "Creative 2.0," has been in progress for some time, with Epic initially planning to showcase it in December before postponing the reveal due to technical issues.

Epic Games Unveils Unreal Editor for Fortnite, Revolutionizing Game Development within the Metaverse
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