Epic Games is planning on making 2017 a big year for the company. In an interview, the company revealed that they made some changes in their strategy, so right now, they are working on multiple projects that will be self-published. This would mean that the company will be developing and marketing their own games.
Epic Games On The Changes They Made
According to GameSpot, Donald Mustard, Creative Director at Epic Games, said that the company has a lot of upcoming games, although they have a strong focus on their game engine, they also have a strong internally produced gaming business as well. Currently, it was revealed that Epic Games is working on six brand new self-published games, named Paragon, Fortnite, Spyjinx, Robo Recall, Unreal Tournament, and Battle Breakers.
Projects That Epics Games Is Working On
Venturebeat details the projects that Epic Games is working on in their interview with Mustard. First is the Battle Breakers, a Sci-fi RPG tactical game that contains a huge number of characters, where players need to collect creatures to battle other players with. Currently, "Battle Breakers" is available on mobile devices and on the PC.
Next on Epic Games' list is "Spyjinx". As of the moment little is known about the project, only that Epic Games is partnering with Star Trek Director J.J. Abrams' production company, Bad Robot, in developing the game. Mustard said that the people from Bad Robot are really talented and the project is doing great. Fans can expect news about Spyjinx sometime this year, Mustard added.
"Paragon", on the other hand, has already been beta tested since last year. It is an MO battle arena which boasts great graphics and a top down perspective, but is currently having a tough time competing against other similar games of the genre like DOTA 2 and Overwatch. To make things balanced, Epic Games plans to add more content to the game to entice more players.
Mustard goes on to say that they are encouraged due to the number of players that grow each week, from 650,000 players to 800,000. He added that they are determined to go back to their roots and to go directly to the users to get their opinion, as such, Paragon has changed a lot because of it, and that is what Epic Games is all about.
"Robo Recall" is set for the Oculus Rift and Touch Virtual Reality platform, where players take the role of a recall agent who is on a mission to recall faulty robots with extreme prejudice. Nothing much is known about "Fornite" and "Unreal Tournament" as of the moment - Fortnite is a PC game that balances shooting, exploring and building at the same time, while Unreal Tournament is being developed by the company with the help of players and modders.