Article By: XGN Jessi 7
Ok, we soooo need to talk about this, because I freaked when I heard about this. Close friends of mine know I enjoy anything with heavy bass that I can jam to. Even more so, they know I love me some Marshmello. Randomly scrolling last night through Twitter like I normally do before I go to bed, I find out Marshmello had a huge concert on Fortnite!
First of all before you read any further, check out the concert here!
Marshmello held this first ever live concert Saturday night at Pleasant Park on Fortnite. Now, I never really got into Fortnite myself, mainly because each time I tried to play with friends from work, I could never understand what I was really supposed to be doing. So I kind of just gave up, but tbh if Marshmello is going to do more concerts I might just actually try this time.
So exactly how did they turn Fortnite into a concert from a FPS? Well, Saturday night when players logged on they were met with only one game mode, Showtime. Met with a large stage that included 3 visualization screens, 2 large holograms of dancers on top of either side of the stage, and Marshmello himself, masked avatar included, broadcasting and encouraging everyone to dance!
Running about 10 minutes long, here’s the set list:
– Check This Out
– Chasing Colors (Feat. Noah Cyrus & Ookay)
– Everyday (Feat. Logic)
– Happier (Feat. Bastille)
His set has been attended by millions at least, and has over 15 million views on his YouTube Channel! I will admit I have also listened to this set at least 4 times so far while writing this, and gotten distracted by taking a break from typing to jam out while making a cup of coffee (feel free to judge, cause idc I’m having fun before a 9 hour shift at work tonight).
Something I did find out however, as some online news articles are boasting that Marshmello is the first to play a virtual concert in an online game, that is false. Back in September 2018, need I remind you about Coalchella, a large music festival held September 23rd, on 2 stages, with over 10 acts.
We can all seriously agree on one thing though, Marshmello’s impromptu concert blew Maroon 5’s Super Bowl Halftime out of the water by a landslide (please excuse me while I begin to die of laughter).
What do you think of virtual concerts in video games? Do you think more artists will take part in this? Let us know what you think in the comments?