In the popular online game Fortnite was the first virtual concert. It gave DJ Marshmello in conjunction with the game developers Epic Games. The audience the unusual action were over 10 million players in the game, and millions of people watched the concert through online translation.
Video of the event can be viewed on Youtube. After the gig, Twitter was filled with comments of people from around the world. For some, it was the only possible chance to get to the concert a DJ.
The influence of popular games in the genre battle Royal Fortnite is difficult to overestimate. The developers have a creative approach to the child, so each new season is full of exciting updates, new mechanics and an inwardly-game events.
This time the team together with the famous DJ Marshmello decided to give players the concert, which they could visit while in game. A magical event lasted 10 minutes. During the show Marshmello played the song “Alone”, “Gassed Up”, “Colors” and “Everyday”. Specially for this event the developers have added special skins and emotions in the game.
In General, this is not the first case when the musicians organize concerts in a video game. Earlier in the simulation game Second Life were Nine Inch Nails and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic orchestra. And in World of Warcraft the Elite Tauren Chieftain band consisting of Blizzard employees, gave concerts in the period of “the Darkmoon faire”.
At the time of the concert, the players were in a special area, where the unavailable weapons and the possibility of rebirth. The DJ not only played, but also communicated with the audience. The organizer of the awards, The Game Awards Geoff Keighley said that event online watched more than 10 million people.
January 31 Fortnite appeared a special event – “Test concert”. When performing tasks players opened up unique items with the image of a Marshmello. The event lasted until 2 February.