Epic Games is reportedly adding a new video chat feature to its battle royale game Fortnite where players can see livefeeds of their friends inside the game.
The feature is powered by Houseparty, a chat app that Epic acquired last year and it will only be available on PC, PS4 as well as PS5.
To use this feature a user needs to link their Epic and Houseparty accounts and then one can enable a “Fortnite mode” in the app.
When this happens, one can create a party of friends, and their livefeeds will be displayed on the left-hand side of the screen while playing the game.
In addition, one can create a party of up to 10 people in the app, though only four will appear in Fortnite. The Houseparty app will only display the user’s face; the camera will automatically snap to the face and replace everything else with a colourful background. If the face moves off-camera, the feed won’t show anything, but the only background.
Recently, Epic Games announced a new promotion that allows players who make a real-money purchase in-game and are new Disney Plus subscribers to get up to two months of the streaming service for free.
The offer is valid till December 31 for players 18-years-old or older in North America, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand where Disney Plus is available.