Epic Games announced the next upcoming musical performance series Fortnite, called the Soundwave series. The new series will feature artists from around the world and players will be able to experience each artist’s music in an interactive in-game experience.
Epic is well known for bringing musical performances to Fortnite, including spectacular shows for great artists like Travis Scott and Ariana Grande and concerts held on the Royal Island of Nonviolent Party. But Epic is increasingly working with its community to create signature experiences for the game in Fortnitein Creative mode, as with this summer’s Easy Life virtual concert and the Balenciaga-themed “Strange Times” hub. The first show in the Soundwave series, starring Egyptian artist Mohamed Hamaki, will continue this trend, as will future shows in the Soundwave series, Epic said. The edge.
Hamaki’s show kicks off on October 1 at 2 p.m. ET and will be available until October 3 at 2 p.m. ET. Interestingly, there will be multiple ways to view the event: you can attend it by jumping into a dedicated playlist or watch it during a typical battle royale match via a picture-in-picture mode, which was used in the past tense to show competitions Fortnite In-game. (This picture-in-picture feature will only be available at certain times during the 48-hour Hamaki event.)
The new series apparently marks Epic’s next move to make Fortnite something more than just a game. Concerts not only offer something else for players to do, but the picture-in-picture feature could keep players locked in. Fortnitethe world of music instead of turning to something like Spotify.
Over the next few months, the Soundwave series will also feature Australian singer-songwriter Tones And I, Brazilian rapper Emicida, Japanese pop artist and music producer Gen Hoshino, and Franco-Malian singer Aya Nakamura, according to Epic.