Epic Games' Fortnite just unveiled a trailer for its new in-game music experience called "Festival," with American pop singer The Weeknd as its first headline act.
The 45-second trailer shows an animated Weeknd performing his track "Take My Breath," along with glimpses of the gameplay.
Developed by Harmonix, the creators of Rock Band, Fortnite's Festival will follow a similar style.
In the new game mode, players will be tasked with hitting notes in sync with a song while watching the artist perform onscreen.
Multiplayer modes will also be available, and players can choose to perform solo onstage or join a band with friends.
Fortnite's History with Artist Collabs
This new addition to Fortnite's creative mode, launching on December 9, expands the game's offerings beyond its original battle royale concept.
However, musical collaborations are not new to the gaming giant, following the success of previous special events.
Fortnite has successfully hosted online concerts with artists like American rapper Travis Scott, pop star Ariana Grande, Kid Cudi, Marshmello and most recently, Eminem.
The game has also been known to debut songs from artists such as Dominic Fike and J Balvin.
in line with its stacked lineup of special events, Fortnite has kicked off its out-of-home marketing efforts in the famous Las Vegas Sphere, where it flashed a one-minute advert promoting its collaboration with Lego, its upcoming Rocket Racing game mode dropping on December 8, and finally its star-studded Festival featuring the Weeknd.
The Las Vegas Sphere has gone full Fortnite mode pic.twitter.com/Pyxatbkk1x— Dexerto (@Dexerto) December 3, 2023