Fortnite by Epic Game is probably the biggest game on the planet right now, but the game's explosive Battle Royale growth was not without its human cost. The game's rapid pace of development and the need to refine content and keep the seasonal content exciting have led developers to face a severe crisis.
"I work an average of 70 hours a week," said one employee. "There are probably at least 50 or even 100 other people at Epic who work these hours, I know people who pull 100-hour weeks, the company gives us unlimited free time, but it's almost impossible to take their time When I take time off, the workload is borne by other people, and nobody wants to be that type. "
Although the new season is progressing, Epic has shut down the store for the next two weeks, giving each employee a little well-deserved free time. Yes, that's 14 days.
"After this week, the Epic office is closed from June 24th to July 8th," the company said in a post last week that I missed it because I did have rarely read Fortnite blog updates. "During this time, no official Fortnite Competitive tournaments will be conducted, and when we return, our next award-winning tournament will be held on July 13th and 14th be in trios tournament. "
That's a nice thing, as long as it's not said that the staff will be brutal again in the second round they will return. Unfortunately, given Fortnite's constant need for updating, this is the most likely scenario. Nevertheless, it seems that the employees receive at least two breaks of two weeks duration.
"Epic closes the studio in summer for two weeks and in winter for two weeks," said Epic Games' main animator Jay Hosfelt on Twitter. "We are also getting a holiday. I do not say this to boast, but to applaud a company that truly cares about its employees.
Last updated: June 25, 2019