The hottest-and, according to some critics, the most addictive-video game in the world is a billion-dollar win.
"Fortnite" – a Battle Royale where players compete against each other in a "Hunger Games" style To death, $ 3 billion in profits was earned this year, according to TechCrunch Appeal to sources of the manufacturer Epic Games.
The game is available for free for smartphones, desktops and video game consoles. Since its release in the fall of 2017, the game has attracted more than 200 million loyal players – from school-age kids to famous NBA players and other celebrities.
Epic Games has made "Fortnite" a cash cow by selling digital trinkets as soon as they are immersed. You can pay to buy new skins and outfits for their characters, and peel dough for in-game weapons and festival dances.
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According to a November survey by app data company Sensor Tower, iPhone users alone spent $ 1.23 million a day shopping in the Fortnite universe – nearly $ 40 million a month.
The success of Fortnite meant that Epic privately held a valuation of $ 15 billion in September.