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Epic Games Releases Roadmap of Cross-Platform Game Service for Developers

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Epic Games is planning to release a suite of cross-platform services that they intend to be free for all developers, releasing a roadmap of their plans.

Epic announced on Wednesday that a free service which supports cross-platform play across all major platforms “to the full extent each platform allows per-title.”

“At Epic, our goal is to help game developers succeed. Throughout 2019, we’ll be launching a large set of cross-platform game services originally built for Fortnite, and battle-tested with 200,000,000 players across 7 platforms. These services will be free for all developers, and will be open to all engines, all platforms, and all stores. As a developer, you’re free to choose mix-and-match solutions from Epic and others as you wish.”

Here is the roadmap:

  • Cross-Platform Login, Friends, Presence, Profile, and Entitlements (coming Q2-Q3 2019 to PC, other platforms throughout 2019): Provides the core functionality for persistently recognizing players across multiple sessions and devices; identifying friends; and managing free and paid item entitlements. This will support all 7 major platforms (PC, Mac, iOS, Android, PlayStation, Xbox, Switch) to the full extent each platform allows per-title.
  • PC/Mac Overlay API (coming Q3 2019): Provides a user interface for login, friends, and other features in a game-agnostic, engine-agnostic way.
  • Cross-Platform Voice Comms (coming Q3 2019 to all platforms): Epic is building a new in-game voice communications service supporting all platforms, all stores, and all engines, which will be available for free. (For developers needing an immediately-available voice solution, check out Discord, Vivox, TeamSpeak, Ventrilo, and Mumble.)
  • Cross-Platform Parties and Matchmaking (coming Q3-4 2019 to all platforms)
  • Cross-Platform Data Storage, Cloud-Saved Games (coming Q2 2019)
  • Cross-Platform Achievements and Trophies (coming Q3 2019)

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Disgaea RPG Releasing Worldwide in Spring 2021

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Boltrend Games will release ForwardWorks and Nippon Ichi Software’s mobile game Disgaea RPG for iOs and Android globally in Spring 2021, according to an official announcement (h/t Gematsu). The release excludes China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore, Malaysia, and Korea

According to the summary: “Disgaea RPG is the evilest character-building RPG featuring all the protagonists from the series. Enjoy the adventure in the Netherworld and be the “best overlord.””

“It’s a place deeper than the ocean and darker than any other. It’s a dark world inhabited by ominous creatures captivated by the darkness. Where is this place? No one knows. But people all believe in its existence and respect it from the bottom of their heart.”

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Fortnite’s Party Royale Featuring New Music from BTS

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Global phenomenon BTS, the immensely popular K-pop group that has found epic success around the world, will debut it’s brand new music video in Fortnite’s Party Royale mode, which has hosted the likes of Travis Scott, Steve Aoki, and Deadmau5 among others.

BTS will be debuting a new choreography-led video for their new single “Dynamite”, which will be aired for the first time ever on September 25th at 8pm EST.

“Starting Tuesday, September 22 at 10 AM EDT (11 PM KST), jump into Fortnite Creative for a re-creation of the world of the original “Dynamite” music video — created by community members YU7A, TreyJTH, and SundayCW!” Epic Games said in a release.

“Run around as if you were in the music video and complete challenges and minigames”

 

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Call of Duty: Warzone Juggernaut Mode Arrives

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Call of Duty: Warzone has released a limited-time mode called Juggernaut Trios, which is the variant of the standard Trio that adds a Juggernaut suit.

Juggernaut Royale is only available until Tuesday, and it will be removed with next week’s playlist update for the game. In the meantime, enjoy the mode over the weekend, and the number of Twitch channels that will be streaming the event as well.

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