Fortnite is well on its way to creating its own metaverse full of characters from other franchises like God of War, Halo, Walking Dead, and Alien to name a few. Many are comparing it to Ready Player One, but as an actual game.
Though, personally, I’m finding the current season more of a slog than anything else, Fortnite has just secured a big investment from Sony and with it the addition of a character from a certain Sony franchise…
Horizon Zero Dawn x Fortnite
It should come as no surprise that Aloy from Horizon Zero Dawn would be a well-matched character for this season given its primal theme and the orange forests that have appeared in the new points of interest. It all has a very Horizon Zero Dawn-feel to it and Aloy fits right in.
But Aloy isn’t the only news to come from this crossover. Sony has invested a lot of money into Fortnite, further cementing their relationship with Epic Games. This won’t mean that Fortnite becomes a Sony Exclusive (that would be bad for business for Epic.)
But it does mean we may see more exclusive deals and skins for PlayStation players and a lot of crossovers. Sony has a ton of exclusives; so, I can easily imagine a Drake from Uncharted, Ellie and Joel from The Last of Us or some more characters from God of War or Horizon Zero Dawn. I mean, they can’t just do the main characters, right?
It is an exciting time for Fortnite in terms of where it is going. There’s no denying that Fortnite is a machine that just keeps on moving. I hope more crossovers from Xbox are released too, such as some Sea of Thieves-inspired cosmetics or maybe a few Gears of War characters. But for now, Epic Games and Sony are cuddling up for Winter.