Fornite, the co-op sandbox survival game from People Can Fly managed to sell 500,000 copies in its first day of early access. The paid early access build is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC, and has seemingly been incredibly successful according to developer Darren Sugg.
Absolutely humbled by the response to this week's @FortniteGame launch. 500k+ digital pre-order sales and just getting started! Thank YOU.
— Darren Sugg (@DarrenSugg) July 26, 2017
Despite the fact that the title will be free-to-play when it launches at some point in 2018, that hasn’t stopped people from shelling out on various paid versions of the game. Depending on whether you just want the standard game with some extra loot or a collection of rare content, early access can cost anywhere between $39.99 and $149.99.
The idea behind Fortnight is for players to join together to explore and scavenge the world around them. New equipment and weapons can be found by finding loot or from completing tasks and structures such as forts and strongholds can be constructed using building materials. It has been in development for five years and is a joint venture between People Can Fly and Epic Games.