The Quest is getting its own Fortnite ripoff – ClearTips
Fernknight may not be available in VR (or on iOS), but Quest users will soon get their Fortnite clone for virtual reality.
Nearly two years after announcing its funding and initial launch, BigBox VR is finally ready to roll out its Battle Royal game, “POPULATION: ONE” for players on Battle On (and Sunsetting Rift Hardware).
Co-founders Chia Chin Lee and Gabe Brown started their game development for virtual reality with a shooter called Smashbox Arena, but “Population: One” is a big gamble for the game studio.
The COVID-19 epidemic has succeeded in boosting Quest sales, turning it into an actual consumer device rather than just something for technorati and digital power users. If this new viewer for virtual reality can take the battle royale game in the same way that they have taken for the Epic Games’ Fortnite title, then it’s a move towards giving Facebook’s platform a link to gain market share Can go a long way. Latest Social Network.
Much has been written about how Fortnite has become a social platform for Gen Z and the colleagues who followed him. As these users are moving towards TikTok and Fortnite, Facebook is moving to a new consumer demographic that needs social networks.
And as we wrote earlier, the title of Bigbox VR is more than a passing resemblance to Fortnite.
To say that the game shares some similarities with Fortnite is an understatement. Not only is this a battle royal title with a shrinking environment, but for some mechanic-like weapons initially gliding and even the Fortnite building feature are central to the gameplay. That being said, the Battle Royal title has exploded in the wake of PUBG and they all seem to share a lot with each other. For BigBox, VR is a distinctive feature, with motion control and the general feeling that everything is life-size and under your control.
If the game can replicate Fortnite’s popularity in virtual reality, it could be a coup for Facebook and Bigbox VR in a place where the social networking giant has traditionally been rocked.