Travis Scott was huge in Fortnite (pic: Epic Video games)
Not solely was Travis Scott watched by 12 million individuals in Fortnite, however he’s rumoured to be getting his personal specifically branded PS5.
The coronavirus may’ve prevented individuals from attending to an actual live performance this yr however that’s okay as a result of digital ones can seat much more followers, as back in April rapper Travis Scott managed to attract in 12 million viewers by way of Fortnite.
Not solely did he entice extra individuals than an actual live performance may, however he was additionally paid extra for it too. The occasion barely lasted 9 minutes however in accordance with a Forbes report he earned $20 million (£15m) from it, together with merchandise gross sales.
By comparability, Scott’s 2018 Astroworld tour solely made him $53.5 million (£40.1m) and took 4 months with 56 exhibits. So clearly turning up on Fortnite for 10 minutes is way more economical.
Fortnite maker Epic Video games has neither confirmed nor denied the figures, however regardless of the quick working time the live performance apparently took months of organisation to make a actuality.
It was so successful it led to the creation of the Get together Royale mode within the recreation, which is particularly designed for watching particular occasions and options no fight. Though subsequent concert events with the likes of J Balvin and the premiere of an exclusive BTS video haven’t been fairly so widespread.
The success of the Fortnite occasions haven’t gone unnoticed by different online game corporations, with Roblox additionally internet hosting a live performance for Lil Nas X this month.
Nonetheless none have loved the success of Travis Scott himself although, who lately grew to become a ‘strategic inventive companion’ for Sony’s PlayStation model – which will even earn him at the very least $20 million.
Though nothing official has been introduced but it’s rumoured that Sony will launch a restricted version line of Travis Scott branded PlayStation 5 consoles and that he he’s presently engaged on his personal online game.
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