The Astronomical Travis Scott concert in Fortnite attracted more than 27.7 million unique players, announced Epic Games.
Thank you to everyone who attended and created content around the Travis Scott event!
Over 27.7 million unique players in-game participated live 45.8 million times across the five events to create a truly Astronomical experience. 🤯🔥
That is… a lot. The first event of the five broke the game’s all-time player record, with 12.3 million concurrent players flying, dancing, jumping, and swimming throughout the show. It was a psychedelic light fantastic, with players launched into the air while a giant Travis Scott performed against a rainbow of colors. One song caused the sky to boil to a fiery thunderstorm, and another song submerged Scott and attendees, with ghostly marine animals floating around. It’s got to be seen to be believed, so check it out below:
The Astronomical concert was played five times, to avoid stressing the servers and ensure that Fortnite players from around the world could tune into the show. And, of course, this impressive number doesn’t count those who were watching or streaming the event. If those people were counted, the record could surge to higher heights, and virtual concerts could become a standard approach to music entertainment. Could we get a Chopin concert? Or, a Tchaikovsky concert where the world freezes over for a performance of The Nutcracker? The possibilities thrill me, actually.
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