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Epic may be looking to introduce a monthly subscription to Fortnite

By Alex Calvin, Tuesday, 10 November 2020 14:42 GMT Epic Games is apparently looking into the possibility of a monthly subscription for Fortnite.As spotted by Twitter user Firemonkey, the studio is sending out a survey asking Fortnite players for their feedback on some marketing creative for this new scheme, dubbed the Monthly Crew Pack.Signing up for this means players will receive Fortnite’s Battle Pass, a new outfit that will later be sold to non-subscribers and 1,000 of the V-Bucks in-game currency each month. Epic is also asking respondents whether they’d pay $15.99 for this package.Since its launch back in 2017,…

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Pokemon Masters interview: looking back on the first year of another huge mobile spin-off

There aren’t many video game franchises out there that can support multiple huge mobile games – but Pokemon is one of them. While Pokemon Go was the game that caused a huge splash and made waves in news headlines, others are highly successful nevertheless, including Pokemon Masters, which last month hit its first anniversary since launch.Pokemon Masters has something of a different focus to most Pokemon titles. While the critters that you bond and battle with are key, it also features an all-star cast of Pokemon Trainers and Masters from around the Pokemon series, pulling inspiration for those characters from…

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Apple terminates Epic’s developer account on the App Store

By Stephany Nunneley, Saturday, 29 August 2020 17:03 GMT This means that any Epic Games title available on the App Store has been removed.Apple has terminated the developer account of Epic Games, and it is no longer able to sell its mobile titles on the App Store.Epic Games is still free to develop the Unreal Engine for iOS due to a restraining order, which means games developed by third-parties using Unreal Engine are still available in the store.“We are disappointed that we have had to terminate the Epic Games account on the App Store,” Apple said in a statement to 9to5Mac.“We…

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Fortnite is not getting the Chapter 2 Season 4 update on iOS or Mac

By Sherif Saed, Thursday, 27 August 2020 10:24 GMT Epic Games has confirmed that Fortnite players on Apple devices won’t be able to join the Season 4 fun alongside everyone else.Fortnite‘s Season 4 in Chapter 2 kicks off today across all platforms, except those run by Apple. Given the two companies’ current dispute, Apple decided to pull Fortnite off the App Store earlier this month.Although Epic tried to stop Apple from doing this before a verdict in the main lawsuit has been reached, it wasn’t successful. As a result, the developer explained in an updated blog post that it simply…

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Apple patent for cloud gaming surfaces online

An Apple patent for a device focused on cloud gaming recently appeared online. The news comes from a spot by Patently Apple, where a report on what the device is supposed to do was recently published. According to said report, the Apple patent was filed on February 6, 2020, but was only officially published this week.It’s called “Enabling Interactive Service for Cloud Rendering Gaming in 5G Systems,” and is reportedly designed to facilitate gaming on demand in a similar way to contemporary streaming services across other entertainment mediums.“The game is stored, executed, and rendered on a remote server and the…