Former Epic Games director wanted to cancel Fortnite

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A former Epic Games director Rod Fergusson admitted to Game Informer that he would have cancelled Fortnite if he’d remained at the company because Fortnite would not have passed his quality bar.

“If I stayed at Epic, I would have cancelled Fortnite,” Fergusson said. “Before I left, I tried to cancel Fortnite. When it was Save the World, a project that had some challenges. And as the director of the production at the time, that game would not have passed my bar for something we should continue to keep going.”

So when people look at him and ask, “Don’t you feel bad that you left before Fortnite’s stratospheric success?”, Fergusson will answer, “No, you should feel really good, because that game you love – that worldwide sensation – would not exist had I stayed at Epic.”

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