That’s right, a world where Fortnite doesn’t exist could well have, well, existed. Speaking at E3 2019, Fergusson, who is now the head at The Coalition – the developer behind the Gears of War series – told us that he did indeed try to cancel Fortnite before he departed Epic, revealing that the game didn’t pass his own standards at the time.
“If I stayed at Epic, I would have canceled Fortnite. Before I left, I tried to cancel Fortnite. When it was Save the World, that was a project that had some challenges.”
“As the director of production at the time, that game would not have passed my bar for something we should have continued to keep going.”
Of course, the game was in a very different state back then. Battle Royale wasn’t on the table, and the Save the World mode was far from developed. The title has now seen massive success, and Furgusson reassured Game Informer he was “super happy” for the team at Epic.