The boss of Doctor Who has moved to debunk various rumors that indicated the popular show would soon launch a collaboration with Fortnite.

As reported by Eurogamer, Doctor Who showrunner Russell T. Davies replied to a user on Instagram who asked about the reported Fortnite collaboration to say: “There isn’t one! It’s a complete myth, I’m afraid.”

The comment comes despite evidence pointing to the existence of a Doctor Who x Fortnite event, which was assumed to go live alongside the upcoming new season in May. There’s even a list of datamined Doctor Who content that may or may not have been scrapped, including skins for David Tennant v2 and Ncuti Gatwa.

Despite Russell T. Davies’ definitive statement, some still believe Doctor Who is coming to Fortnite in some capacity. Perhaps that stems from how long the Doctor Who rumours have floated around the internet. Nearly a year ago there were rumblings of a crossover to coincide with Doctor Who’s 60th anniversary episode. Those rumours then emerged into reports of a delay, and then a switch to coincide with the new season.

As Eurogamer points out, the reports of Doctor Who in Fortnite come from credible Fortnite leakers with proven track records of dishing the dirt on Epic’s battle royale ahead of time, which makes it all the more surprising that a collaboration is supposedly not happening.

It’s busy times in the world of Fortnite, of course, with the release of games Lego Fortnite, Rocket Racing, and Fortnite Festival within the game itself. Last week, Disney announced it had bought a $1.5 billion stake in Epic Games to create an “expansive” universe inside Fortnite. In September, Epic let go of 830 employees, or about 16% of its workforce, with boss Tim Sweeney saying: “We’ve been spending way more money than we earn.”

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