Fortnite’s Marshmello show brought in 10 million players
Fortnite’s Marshmello show was a walk in Pleasant Park.
On Saturday, 2 Feb at 2pm ET the gaming globe (and them some) witnessed the historical moment when Christopher Comstock aka EDM producer Marshmello played a 10-minute long show in Fortnite, which up to 60 players across thousands of individual matches were able to watch live.
Even if you’re not particularly a fan of this campfire snack DJ’s music, you have to appreciate what Epic Games pulled off in one of the world’s most popular games.
This provided a glimpse into the future of interactive entertainment (which we saw in Black Mirror’s Bandersnatch episode as well), where the worlds of gaming, music, and celebrity meld together to supply us with a virtual experience like no other.
The Marshmello show
An inside source revealed that Fortnite had 10 million concurrent players during the event, which is interesting considering last November their concurrent player peak was 8.3 million, making the Marshmello moment a new record.
As for the actual event, the stage came to life, giving way to a visually impressive one-of-a-kind show complete with holograms of Fortnite characters while a custom set of graphics played behind Marshmello’s avatar.
At certain points while the fast-moving dance music played, the stage would alter gravity, bouncing players into the sky and even floating in space at some points.
Marshmello provided his own statement: “We made history today! The first ever live virtual concert inside of @fortnite with millions of people in attendance. So insane, thank you epic games and everyone who made this possible!”
Fortnite’s Marshmello show gave those who missed it an encore show 12 hours later, and if you still missed it check out the full concert below.