EDM Star Marshmello Performs In ‘Fortnite’, First-Ever Live Performance In A Video Game

Players of the wildly popular online game “Fortnite: Battle Royale” received a musical treat on Saturday when EDM producer and DJ Marshmello performed live in the game.

As The Guardian reports, the “virtual reality spectacle” made history as the first live performance to ever take place within a video game, with players’ weapons disabled during the 10-minute set.

In footage of the concert (above), players’ avatars can be seen dancing and carousing throughout the performance.

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Following the brief show, Marshmello (real name: Christopher Comstock) took to Twitter to thank the game’s developer and all the fans who participated.

“We made history today!” he tweeted. The first ever live virtual concert inside of Fortnite with millions of people in attendance. So insane, thank you Epic Games and everyone who made this possible!”

He did, however, jokingly admit to a downside:

He added: “What makes me happiest about today is that so many people got to experience their first concert ever. All the videos I keep seeing of people laughing and smiling throughout the set are amazing. Man I’m still so pumped.”

“Fortnite: Battle Royale” was released in 2017, and Epic Games says the free online game has more than 200 million registered users worldwide, making it most popular video game on the planet.

 

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