Fortnite Now Enjoys 8.3 Million Concurrent Players: Report

Impressive Games’ Fortnite is an exceptionally popular video game that hit mobile phones previously this year, and was bought to Nintendo Switch back in June. Now, just after its release in South Korea, a report has surfaced that the game takes pleasure in 8.3 million concurrent gamers. This is an increase from the 3.4 million global concurrent users reported in February, which indicates that the number has actually more than doubled in a period of seven months. To remember, the video game was launched in 2017 and was very first launched for PC, PS4, and Xbox One gamers, and later on for mobile and Switch users this year.

Korean media Inven reports that this 8.3 million concurrent users number is the largest in video game history. This number was told to the publication by an Epic Games agent, and it is largely attributed to the addition of South Korea gamers just recently. For those uninformed, concurrent players indicates the variety of gamers linked to the game server at an offered period, and not the overall number of active gamers or the total variety of downloads.

With many concurrent gamers, Epic Games remains in continuous requirement of funds for server development and other maintenance expenses. Nevertheless, the business is having no difficulty in raising funds for development of its video games. It just recently received $1.25 billion (roughly Rs. 9,200 crores) in financing from financiers, consisting of KKR & Co, Iconiq Capital, and Smash Ventures. Epic Games is valued at nearly $15 billion (roughly Rs. 1.1 lakh crores) as part of the new financial investment round.

A recent report in October exposed that Fortnite has actually grossed $300 million (about Rs. 2,219.55 crores) on the App Store alone, because its launch back in March on iOS. Though that puts it ahead of many titles on the mobile platform for income in the very first 200 days, it still could not beat Pokemon Go which attained the $300-million figure in just 113 days.

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