One of the most popular games in the world, "Fortnite", can come to Apple TV at some point in the future, suggests code. [Updated with denial by Epic]
A reference to tvOS may be found in game code, according to "Storm", a Twitter user specializing in Fortnite leaks. No other details have been shared so far.
Epic Games "Fortnite" is a free game that has succeeded mostly because of its main mode, "Battle Royale", based on another game, "PlayerUnknown Battlegrounds." The lack of an entry fee combined with A more family-friendly atmosphere has made Fortnite very popular, and the title is now on several platforms, including Apple's macOS and iOS.
The inclusion of a TVOS string is not a guarantee that the app will make it to media streamer. However, it suggests that Epic at least considers the possibility.
At the low end, Fortnite requires an A9 processor, found in iPhone SE and iPhone 6. So the app, if it were materializing, will probably not be limited to Apple TV 4K.
Apple TVOS set-tops have largely failed to take off as a game platform, even though they have enough power and support third-party apps. This is probably due to Siri Remote, which simply does not have the controls to handle actions and the movement of a game like Fortnite. Update: An epic representative, Nick Chester, said that the company does not plan a port .
"References to tvOS in Fortnite files are the result of General Unreal Engine support for the Apple TV platform," he explained on Twitter.