Fortnite is a pretty big deal, winning developer and publisher Epic Games somewhere near endless money every month thanks to expensive premium skins and new $ 12 subscription service (Fortnite is a “free” video game, of course), but Epic will now do something with all that money that doesn’t involve funding bizarre and ton-deaf attacks against Apple. As reported Deadline, the company supports cartoon from Latin American animation studio Hook Up and Argentine production companies DuermeVela and FilmSharks through their $ 100 million Epic MegaGrants program. Instead of a Fortnite banana film and Travis Scott (the two most famous Fortnite characters) who fight an army of teenagers who are much better at the game than they are, but in fact the project will be an original film based on The Epic of Gilgamesh. The film is just one of the recipients of a significant subsidy.
Deadline says the film will be released in Spanish and English and will be made using Epic’s Unreal Engine – so don’t be surprised if it looks a bit like Fortnitestill The Mandalorian also uses Unreal Engine to power its virtual kits. For those unfamiliar with the history of Gilgamesh, he was a figure in Mesopotamian mythology with a great big beard who set out on various heroic adventures, and his story served as inspiration for various other mythological tales in history (such as The Iliad and Odyssey).
There is no information when this may happen or whether this film will be available on Apple devices, but you will find out that it comes when Gilgamesh’s dear skin appears in Fortnite.