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    Epic investing 100 million in Fortnite competitions

    https://www.cnbc.com/2018/05/21/epic...ize-money.html

    Jesus Christ. To think that this sum could finish UT's development in a second.

    #2
    its big bold end point for ut4

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      #3
      You're welcome Epic
      Last edited by 213; 05-23-2018, 08:40 AM. Reason: Your You're
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        #4
        So the 100mill goal(players) has been reached. Congrats!
        This only makes the blackout UT's in, that much harder to comprehend.

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          #5
          Developing obesity and playing videogames 14 hours a day has never looked more promising. What a time to be alive.

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            #6
            Epic publicly refused to support competitive play in UT for many years.

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              #7
              UT doesn't have the player base, thus doesn't have the viewership. The only reason it's even thought of to pump that much money into a comp scene is sponsorships and advertising revenues, beyond of course just bolstering micro's. If a twitch streamer is making thousands off this game, then there's obviously a market to be invested in. It's also going to carry a bit more "uncertainty" than your average sport-like "competitive" title due to the nature of BR. Which would probably be more comparable to say, high level poker than other existing eSports. Consistent enough you'll see the same players doing well, but with just enough "luck" in the game to generate uncertainty, and see a better variety of players on top.

              UT wouldn't be an investment for that money. It would be a dump. We'd either get a good game that doesn't generate the player base or viewership, or we'd get an accessible game that would be bad, more popular, but probably still fall WAY short of Fortnite numbers.

              UT4 can't have an endpoint because it never began, though at this point I should probably have conceded to normie consumers never being able to truly understand what #prealpha means. They will chase money when there is money to be chased. UT will always be there waiting. They have no reason to even sell the IP if they don't intend on moving forward with it any time soon.
              Originally posted by Mysterial
              An instant hit, accurate, instant kill weapon is overpowered. There's no skill ceiling. It's limited only by the shooter's accuracy. It also severely impairs the defensive side of the game - ignoring ping, it is nearly irrelevant what your opponent does - click the right pixel and you win. Even non-instant kill instant hit weapons are often problematic - the Shock Rifle example is obvious before even getting to other games.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Krokussify
                To think that this sum could finish UT's development in a second.
                You think they didn't have the funds to finish it before Fortnite?

                Originally posted by sunflowers12
                its big bold end point for ut4
                Never miss a chance, do you?

                Pure UT could never be as big as Fortnite. Get over it.
                Last edited by Carbon; 05-24-2018, 05:07 AM.
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