Fortnite’s concert series returns with a Rocket League rave
Epic Video games is reviving its in-game Fortnite concert series with a digital efficiency by digital artist Kaskade over the course of the March twenty sixth weekend. The concert will happen inside Fortnite’s Get together Royale sport mode, and it’ll additionally characteristic tie-ins with Rocket League’s upcoming season, as the favored aggressive automobile soccer sport is developed by Epic-owned studio Psyonix.
There’s a lot of, let’s consider, company synergy occurring right here. Psyonix has a longstanding partnership with digital music label Monstercat to convey main producers of home, bass, and different genres into Rocket League’s in-game soundtrack. And Kaskade simply final fall launched his Monstercat debut, an EP referred to as Reset.
Now, Kaskade can be performing Reset in its entirety inside Fortnite, whereas his efficiency can be adopted up by the debut of the Rocket League season’s new trailer. The producer and DJ may also apparently “drive Rocket League automobiles” round to numerous in-game phases and “arrive on the new Neon Fields for a festival-style efficiency.” Oh yeah, and the concert may also be considered with associates from the social video app Houseparty, one other of Epic’s acquisitions from the previous few years.
Fortnite’s concert series, which began in 2019 with a record-breaking in-game efficiency by digital artist Marshmello, grew to become a stunning hit throughout the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic as a method to expertise the type of reside occasions that each one however disappeared final 12 months. Travis Scott’s Fortnite efficiency final April attracted greater than 12 million folks, and the corporate’s Get together Royale mode it launched across the identical time has turn into an avenue for all kinds of in-game occasions and the sorts of cross-cultural spectacles which have reworked Fortnite into a type of hybrid media vacation spot.
Epic has since expanded the know-how setup that makes these reside occasions potential with a new studio house in Los Angeles, which it started utilizing for a three-week concert series in September. Now, it appears just like the developer is able to get again to internet hosting boundary-pushing reside occasions with what feels like a really transmedia expertise overlaying its many apps, video games, and music connections.
The Kaskade concert will run inside Get together Royale on March twenty sixth at 8PM ET, after which on March twenty seventh at 9AM ET and 2PM ET. Will probably be a part of the following “Llama-rama” occasion, the place gamers can earn in-game objects and different rewards for taking part in each Rocket League and Fortnite, beginning March twenty fifth and working till April ninth.
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