We’ve seen sport builders previously construct instruments that allow you to watch its e-sports competitions from a viewer inside the sport itself, most notably Blizzard for Overwatch League. However Epic goes one step additional for its upcoming Fortnite World Cup occasion this weekend with a full picture-in-picture (PiP) streaming characteristic going stay within the subsequent few days. That method, you possibly can preserve a stay feed of the competitors operating whilst you play Fortnite, if the 100-person battle royale sport isn’t sufficient stimulus as it’s.
At this time, Epic detailed the brand new characteristic and launched a schedule of the three-day match’s occasions, which embody quite a few fan actions, one other superstar pro-am competitors, and a good quantity of pre-show evaluation and interviews past the principle solo and duo tournaments. Epic says it’s turning on the characteristic by default as its “first step in direction of totally constructing out the in-game streaming expertise,” and it’s hoping to collect some suggestions about how properly it blends inside the principle interface of Fortnite.
You’ll be capable to decide out of the PiP characteristic, and Epic will bear in mind your selection for subsequent time. You’ll additionally be capable to reenable it later when you’d wish to solely catch the tournaments and never any of the pre-show stuff. The stay casting shall be in English just for now with out subtitles or captions, however Epic is pointing followers to Fortnite.com/Watch for localized content material. It sounds prefer it’s hoping to take a position extra in accessibility and language assist sooner or later.
Both method, it is a neat try and carry stay content material into the digital sport world in a method we haven’t actually seen earlier than. Hopefully, it helps Epic construct an much more sturdy stay viewing system inside Fortnite.