How would you keep 125 million gamers playing smoothly online?

| July 24, 2018

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Imagine your game had 125 million players. 125 million. That’s 15 times the size of New York. All those people playing your multiplayer game would be a dream come true, right?You’ve got to ensure they’re all having a great time. How would you handle all that data from so many people?That’s the situation Fortnite creators at Epic Games found themselves in this year. The remarkable growth of Fortnite means Epic Games deals with two petabytes of data each month! Picture a stack of 2,000 terabyte hard drives. How does any game developer process that amount of information?Fortnite’s success is down to its fast-paced scavenge-and-survive style of play, set in a map with opponents from all around the world. Its slick mix of building and fighting has made it popular with gamers everywhere – several international teams in the recent soccer World Cup spent their time between matches playing Fortnite! – as well as an inspiration for other game developers. “Fortnite has become a pop culture phenomenon across the world and we’re very proud of its success,” said Chris.

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