Travis Scott was large 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 12 months 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 through Fortnite.
Not solely did he appeal to extra individuals than an actual live performance may, however he was additionally paid extra for it too. The occasion barely lasted 9 minutes however based on 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 much less expensive.
Fortnite maker Epic Video games has neither confirmed nor denied the figures, however regardless of the brief operating time the live performance apparently took months of organisation to make a actuality.
It was so successful it led to the creation of the Social gathering Royale mode within the recreation, which is particularly designed for watching particular occasions and options no fight. Though subsequent live shows with the likes of J Balvin and the premiere of an exclusive BTS video haven’t been fairly so well-liked.
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 not too long ago grew to become a ‘strategic artistic accomplice’ for Sony’s PlayStation model – which may also earn him not less than $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 at the moment engaged on his personal online game.
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