With the Terminator and the Predator making an entrance in Fortnite, it wouldn’t seem too unrealistic to expect another popular ’80s movie franchise to make its debut in the popular Battle Royale game.
This all started with post from HYPEX on Twitter containing an image of a new portal that will be opening up on the Fortnite island. This was found in the game’s source code.
Then, a few hours later, the official Fortnite Twitter account posted an audio clip of Jonesy (a leading Fortnite character who is currently pulling in help from different universes as part of the game’s “Zero Point” narrative) sitting down to try and turn on a dusty, old PC.
As you can see, this transmission is labelled “Reality Log MCP-82” – and, as movie fans will know, MCP stands for “Master Control Program” in Disney’s Tron series, while 82 stands for the year in which the original Tron movie saw its release. “They fight for the users” clearly references the character Tron from the same film.
Tron got a sequel in 2010 entitled Tron Legacy, which boasted an amazing soundtrack by French duo Daft Punk. A TV series, named Tron: Uprising, arrived in 2012, and more recently there have been reports that a new movie is in development, with Jared Leto involved.
So, how do you feel about Tron coming to Fortnite? Let us know with a comment below.
Editor’s note: This post was written by our editor’s son, Noah McFerran, who is currently stuck at home thanks to the ongoing UK lockdown. To beat the boredom, we offered him the chance to pen a news story about Fortnite, one of his favourite games. We’ve paid him in V-Bucks and sweets for his contribution.