#GamingBytes: How will Epic's two-week break affect 'Fortnite'?
Creator of Fortnite Epic Games is taking a break from June 24 to July 8, as it announced on its blog. Ever since the game was launched, the developers have seldom taken any major breaks. So, this seems quite well-deserved. The break will not affect the game at all and Fortnite will continue to update normally. Here's all you need to know about this.
Epic's employees have reportedly been working ceaselessly
Fortnite is a prominent part of modern pop-culture and to ensure it remains that way, developers work day and night, designing and shipping new updates and fixing any and all bugs. Amid growing concerns regarding the work-life balance, Epic has decided to take a second break this year for the first time (it normally takes a two-week winter break every year).
Here's what Epic said about the decision
Talking about the decision, Epic's lead animator Jay Hosfelt said, "Epic shuts the studio down for two weeks in the summer and two in the winter." "We also get a vacation on top of it. I don't say this to brag, but to vocally applaud a company that sincerely cares for its employees," Hosfelt said on Twitter.
Jay's tweet about Epic's decision
Employee work-life balance: A major concern for the video-game industry
Epic's decision comes at a time when work-life balance is a major point of discussion in the gaming industry. Similarly, Respawn Entertainment (creator of Apex Legends) is ensuring its content will now have "a focus on quality" rather than "novelty or speed or release." Employee burnout is the worst thing that can happen to an organization's growth and these steps appear rather necessary.