Fornite sucked into black hole as season ends, cripples Twitch
Epic Games switched off the servers after the finale of Fortnite’s tenth season, which is unusual, since you have always been able keep playing after the end of a season while Epic patched in new content in the background.
But not this time! Really, nothing says ‘The End’ quite like having the entire game world sucked into a black hole. It all started when the rocket was launched and flew into a portal. Then more portals appeared along with more and more copies of the original rocket.
The rockets whizzed around for a while, apparently at random, before concentrating at the meteor’s landing spot, apparently to create a huge portal it would fly through instead of hitting the island. Unfortunately, that seems to have backfired.
Fortnite sucked in all your cash, and now it got sucked into a black hole – poetic!
The portal and rockets reappeared along with the meteor, which proceeded to crash into the center of the island, creating a black hole that consumed the entire game – as well as Twitch, which crashed under the load of streamers and viewers.
After the island had vanished there was nothing left to do except watch the black hole for a while, or log out. In total, about six million viewers watched ‘The End’, with around 1.5 million of them watching from Twitch.
Looks like this is it for Fortnite as we knew it. It’s gone, and now Epic Games will presumably deliver not just a new season, but a whole new chapter of Fortnite. Maybe something will emerge from the black hole? Follow the stream over at the official Fortnite YouTube channel to see for yourself.
Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?
Which iconic Fortnite elements did NOT appear in the first trailer in 2011?
- DURRR Burger
- Shopping carts
- Blueprints and construction
The answer will be revealed at the end of this issue!
Payday 3 expected 2022-2023 by Starbreeze Studios
Maybe troubled studio Starbreeze isn’t done for after all? They have just announced Payday 3, but it’s currently in the design phase and won’t be released until 2022 at the earliest. They also seem pretty optimistic about their future cashflow, for whatever reason.
Maybe they expect the console versions of Overkill’s The Walking Dead to sell like gangbusters despite the PC version flopping and being about half a decade late to the undead party?
Halo Infinite loses another executive
It’s always a bit concerning to see high-profile departures during development. Creative director Tom Longo left 343 Industries in August, and now executive producer Mary Olson has left to become Head of Production at Midwinter Entertainment, which is home to a number of Halo alumni. While no release date has been announced, Halo Infinite is most likely scheduled for launch alongside Xbox Scarlett.
Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine was meant to have aliens in it
There are some interesting similarities between Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine from 1999, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull from 2008. Originally intended to feature aliens and UFOs, George Lucas himself nixed the original concept for Infernal Machine, which ended up focusing on ancient technology instead.
Infernal Machine was also moved to the Cold War instead of World War 2 since game director Hal Barwood felt that the Nazis had played out their role in the Indiana Jones canon.
Fast forward nearly a decade, and lo! Indy actually discovers a UFO and fights commies on the silver screen in Kingdom of the Crystal Skull!