Donald Mustard, the worldwide creative director of Epic Games, happens to also be a fan of Joe and Anthony Russo’s work, as well…
“Infinity War blew us away, and the Russos, [Marvel Studios President] Kevin Feige, and the whole team at Marvel have been incredible to work with. This kind of opportunity, where you have this mutual respect for someone’s work and you’re on the same page about doing something cool for fans, is rare and really exciting. We hope players love it,” Mustard said about the new mode in the game.
The implementation of Thanos and the Infinity Gauntlet is sure to wow players in the game because it literally comes from the minds of the people who brought Fortnite and Infinity War to life. Mustard and the Russo Brothers directly teamed up to create the special addition to the game:
“Out of the blue, I get this call from Joe. And after a bit of geeking out over each other’s work, we start brainstorming these crazy ideas,” Mustard said.
It’s clear that all three of the guys are devoted to their work, judging by how successful both entities are. This comes from a devotion to their audiences and it will hopefully shine through in the new element:
“It was really important that whatever we did, it had to be super authentic to both Fortnite and the Avengers: Infinity War, and something that fans of both would be excited about. About an hour later, we had the bones of this awesome idea for a limited time gameplay mode, and almost immediately our team got started,” Mustard continued.
So, what exactly will happen with the Infinity Gauntlet? Will players be able to snap their fingers and turn other players into dust? Will they be able to turn back time and save their teammates from dying? Only playing the game and finding the Gauntlet will show exactly what it will do.
Whatever that is, fans of the movie and the game seem to be pumped about this team up. The latest expansion to the game was a giant crater filled with crystals that give players the ability to jump higher and farther. This was already compared to the crater caused by Mjölnir in the first Thor film, so this Marvel expansion will surely be a hit.
Thanos is now present on all Fortnite platforms including all consoles and PC gaming interfaces. And Avengers: Infinity War is in theaters now, of course!