Fortnite’s latest music partnership is with Silk Sonic, the superduo (is that an accepted industry term? It should be…) comprising Bruno Mars and Anderson .Paak. They’re going to be part of the game’s ‘Icon Series’, with skins and accessories sold in Fortnite’s Item Shop from next Thursday (10 February).
However, Fortnite is also taking a leaf (well, a whole chapter) out of Grand Theft Auto’s music partnerships book by launching an in-game radio station featuring Silk Sonic. Players will be able to listen to tracks by the group as well as the two solo stars, with Bootsy Collins as host.
It’s an interesting move by Fortnite’s publisher Epic Games to integrate music into the game itself, and while this is a specific deal with one artist, the potential for GTA-style (and properly licensed) revolving radio stations in Fortnite has plenty of potential.
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