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 sets from Diplo, Steve Aoki and Deadmau5.
There are quite a few unanswered (as yet) questions around this: for example, the nature of the deals being done with these artists, not to mention the potential licensing implications around virtual performances to millions, sometimes tens of millions of people.
However, it’s also made us wonder what more Fortnite might be able to do with music, and specifically, what it might be able to do with a music streaming partnership (or partnerships). How might music streaming be integrated into Fortnite in interesting ways?
The most obvious would be allowing players to sign in with their streaming service of choice, so that they can use their playlists as their personal soundtracks. It wouldn’t be an enormous leap, though: if they’re playing at home, they could simply stream from another device while playing.
Once you had a decent number of Fortnite players logged in to a music streaming service in-game, though, you could do some interesting things. Collaborative playlists and group sessions within players’ own islands in the game’s Creative mode, for example.
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