The online shooting game Fortnite is turning more and more into a virtual music festival : the developer Epic Games announced it, anticipating that a series of three concerts was organized within the game which will last as many weeks. -ends and will be inaugurated on Saturday September 12 with a live performance by American rapper and singer-songwriter Dominic Fike. Events will all be streamed live and can be followed for free from within the game by logging into the Party Reale side arena, where players cannot get injured.
Fike and his group, along with other artists on the calendar, they will perform physically in a studio in Los Angeles , equipped with LED walls, remote control cameras and other tools to film artists and perform on virtual screens present in the arena Of the game. With the series of concerts which will begin this weekend, Epic Games wants to consolidate the position of Fortnite a meeting place dedicated not only to gun fights, but also other types of social interactions. In fact, this isn’t the first time that the shooter has turned into a larger phenomenon: the Royal Party arena was created specifically for events like these, and in recent months it has been used for film screenings and musical events with artists such as Steve Aoki, Deadmau5 and Diplo.
To do this, however, the group needs to attract the attention of the artists that could give prestige to the virtual arena; In this sense, the three weeks planned between September and October will also serve to make singers and musicians understand how Fortnite can serve to reach new potential fans . “We want our scene to become a typical musical tour stage,” Epic Games said; “After all, this is a unique opportunity for an artist to perform in front of an audience that might be difficult to reach in other ways. “
The first concert will be broadcast live at 11 p.m. Italian time on Saturday September 12, with two reruns scheduled for Sunday the 13th, at 5am and at 19. To find out the names of the other artists who will be performing in the weekends to come, It will be necessary to wait.