Fortnite remains # 1 in the most profitable games with nearly $ 2 billion in revenue, according to SuperData
Fortnite has been around for almost 3 years. If not many people bet a coin on the game, when it was launched in 2017, it must surprise some of them today. Because it was free, most wondered how the game would last and make money. Quite simply thanks to in-app purchases. Between V-Bucks, outfits skins, weapons, or even parachutes, Epic Games has figured out how to get players to make money in this game. This recipe seems to work well because after having taken first place in 2018 of the most profitable games of the year, the Battle Royal remains on the throne in 2019. By earning almost 2 billion dollars!
Even if the amount remains huge, we can still note a drop in money reported by Fortnite to Epic Games. Indeed, as our colleagues from Purebreak point out, the game had generated $ 2.4 billion in 2018. Compared to the 2 billion in 2019 (the exact figure being 1.8 billion: note), this is equivalent to a drop of almost 25% for this year… which is not negligible.
It remains to be seen how Fortnite will try to keep its first place for the year 2020. After three years of existence, the game will have to offer many new features. Because, in itself, a Battle Royale can quickly become boring. After finishing Top 1 several times. You still have to get there once in your life. But as Epic Games proved in 2019, the American studio has resources and knows how to please fans.
FORTNITE AND ITS WORKING COLLABORATIONS
If you have been a Fortnite player for several years, you have undoubtedly noticed the many collaborations of the game. With, in particular, the greatest successes of cinema or series. During the release of Avengers Endgame, it was for example possible to face Thanos during the Battle Royale. But that’s not all. We were also able to witness cross operations with Stranger Things and Star Wars.
Fortnite, even broadcasting an exclusive scene from episode 9 in the game. As you can see, the game seems to have the resource to offer something new to its fans. Or collaborate with franchises that work. This is undoubtedly the reason why the Battle Royale remains so popular and a gold mine for its development studio.