The Offspring is set to be the next band to perform inside a video game

A couple of weeks back, I moderated an EntertainmentTO panel on the subject of AR and VR. There was much enthusiasm in the room for how these technologies could be exploited for music.

One of things we talk about was Marshmello’s insanely successful DJ set inside Fortnite. Some ten million people took part.

We spoke of the opportunities for monetization, collaboration, and interactivity across cities and continents.

The Offspring is certainly paying attention. Starting tomorrow (September 18), they’re going to perform inside a free multi-player shooter game called World of Tanks.

Once you log in, look for the game map. That’ll direct you to the stage

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “The Offspring is set to be the next band to perform inside a video game

  • September 17, 2019 at 11:31 am

    This reminds me of the fat boy slim concert in Second Life. I heard about it secondhand from friends who played, but certainly the videos were neat.


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