Today saw bizarre new ground broken in the world of live concert spectacles. Marshmello, known D.J. and EDM artist, hosted a live concert within the confines of a video game. Fortnite was of course the venue, specifically Fortnite’s Pleasant Park.
The concert lasted about 10 minutes, and featured a small handful of Marshmello’s most well-known songs, including “Happier” and “Alone.” The songs were blasted through the in-game audio, removing all player sound for a cleaner experience.
Throughout the concert, Marshmello was represented by an in-game avatar (dressed as Marshmello, of course), that was synced with his actual movements. The artist performed the short set in a full motion-capture studio, so that every fist bump and clap could be represented in game.
Adding to the spectacle, there were various in-game events that occurred throughout the concert, sending players into zero gravity or causing massive yellow balls to appear from the sky.
Once it was all over, the concert-goers were teleported into the air and proceeded to kill one another upon landing.
The full concert can be viewed above.