Mobile-based battle royale shooter PUBG Mobile will host its first ever virtual concert later this month that includes best-selling K-pop woman group Blackpink.
It’s the newest instance of a online game increasing into virtual occasions (which, sure, we may label as a part of the “metaverse” if we actually needed to — however we don’t.) Compared to rivals like Fortnite, which has hosted varied live shows by the likes of Travis Scott and Ariana Grande, PUBG isn’t precisely recognized for such actions. But in a press launch from writer Tencent Games, govt Vincent Wang mentioned PUBG Mobile is “expanding” its “ever-evolving world.” So: make of that what you’ll.
Various live shows will happen within the recreation from July twenty third to twenty fourth after which from July thirtieth to thirty first (these will apparently be geographically locked: see the tweet beneath for extra particulars). Players will be capable to seize free tickets in-game from July fifteenth, and also will should obtain a particular belongings pack prematurely to view the concert.
It’s not clear how precisely the concert shall be staged, however presumably there shall be particular avatars for every member of Blackpink. That would make sense on condition that Tencent Games says PUBG Mobilegamers will be capable to get hold of the “eye-catching outfits” worn by the band from July twenty third onwards and put on them “on the battlefield” till August thirty first.
The concert is timed to coincide with Blackpink’s much-anticipated return to music. The group’s final album got here out in 2020, however they’re reported to have new tracks scheduled for launch in August.
Indeed, Tencent Games says the virtual concert will characteristic “a Special Track and new music video, designed and created specifically for this collaboration.” Look out for these dropping in your space “very soon.”