What is the future of virtual concerts on Fortnite and other online games?
Travis Scott is the latest act to turn an appearance in Fortnite into a landmark event for music, building on what Marshmello achieved within the game last year. Scott’s first concert there drew in 12.3m people and he will...
May 28, 2020
Imagine if Fortnite had a music streaming partnership…
We've been thinking a lot about Fortnite and music recently. Travis Scott attracted 27.7 million people to his recent 'Astronomical' concerts within the popular game, while its new Party Royale mode has already hosted DJ...
May 22, 2020
Sandbox Issue 252: Music’s extended stay in Fortnite
Lead: Last year there was a lot of excitement when Marshmello hosted a live set within Fortnite, but this year a run of shows by Travis Scott moved everything up several gears. This was aided in no small part by Fortnite...
May 14, 2020
Travis Scott Fortnite concerts drew 27.7m people in total
We already knew that 12.3 million people turned out for Travis Scott’s first ‘Astronomical’ concert in video game Fortnite. But the event was repeated four more times that weekend, so what was the total...
May 12, 2020
Steve Aoki and Deadmau5 next to play Fortnite’s new venue
Fresh from hosting a Major Lazer-themed DJ set from Diplo, Fortnite’s new ‘Party Royale’ mode is set for its next music concert tonight. The ‘Party Royale Premier’ will take place at the virtual island’s ‘Main...
May 8, 2020
Fortnite now has more than 350m registered players
Epic Games has put put a couple of new figures for its flagship game Fortnite, and they’re big. “Fortnite now has over 350 million registered players! In April, players spent over 3.2 billion hours in game,” tweeted the...
May 7, 2020
Fortnite’s new ‘main stage’ venue hosted a Diplo DJ set
Quick work, Fortnite. Last week we reported on the addition of a ‘Main Stage’ music venue to the game in its new Party Royale mode, and speculated that it could be used for live performances and DJ sets. On Friday...
May 4, 2020
Fortnite ‘Party Royale’ social mode includes ‘main stage’ concert venue
The idea that Fortnite is more than a game, it's a social network has been floating about for a while – tweens and teens especially have been using it as a virtual space to socialise (and, indeed, watch the odd music...
April 30, 2020
Want the Travis Scott Fortnite action figures? That’ll be $75
If you missed the Travis Scott concerts in Fortnite, and don’t want to have to watch with excitable YouTubers chattering over the top, there’s now an official ‘full event video’ (with well-chosen...
April 27, 2020
12.3m fans showed up for Travis Scott’s first Fortnite concert
The first of Travis Scott's 'Astronomical' concerts within Fortnite happened overnight, and it was a big hit with the game's players. "Over 12.3 million concurrent players participated live in Travis Scott's Astronomical,...
April 24, 2020
Fortnite reveals items and challenges for Travis Scott Astronomical event
Travis Scott is coming to Fortnite this weekend with his 'Astronomical' event. Ahead of the multiple performances, the game has added several Scott-themed virtual products to its item shop. Fans wanting all of them will be...
April 23, 2020