After a brief google search followed by a lengthier introspection involving me coming to terms with just how out of touch I am with popular culture, I decided to stop opposing things that I don't understand just for the sake of it and watch the Fortnite x Travis Scott Astronomical Concert. I gotta say, it was actually pretty dang cool.
Chances are you've already watched the performance and are aware of its spectacle, which seemingly spared no expense in pursuit of living up to the "Astronomical" part of the event's title. The dynamic, interactive set pieces paired with visual cues that corresponded with the audio effectively transformed the game into an intergalactic rave party. It's clear that a lot of effort was put into making Travis Scott appear physically and figuratively larger than life, and even if his music isn't your cup of tea, it's hard to deny that the performance itself wasn't chalked full of wow factor.
The most staggering statistic to come out of yesterday's showing is that it managed to bring in a whopping 12.3 million concurrent users, which set an all-time record for most concurrent players on a game at any one time.
If nothing else, the success of this event has reaffirmed that Fortnite is an absolute powerhouse that continues to transcend genres and mediums as it finds new ways to appeal to audiences across the popular culture spectrum.