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Roblox announces in-game concert with Lil Nas X, the internet reacts

Image via Roblox
Image via Roblox
Tee Kay
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Modified 11 Nov 2020, 01:36 IST
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Roblox, the online gaming platform and game creation system recently announced that they would host a virtual concert featuring American rapper, Lil Nas X.

Roblox recently announced a partnership with Columbia Records, which will allow the online game platform to conduct a virtual concert experience with Lil Nas X. After the ground breaking success of Fortnite's Astronomical event featuring Travis Scott, which lead to 12.3m concurrent players at the time, Roblox are looking to cash in on the trend of virtual concerts.

The Lil Nas X Concert Experience has been scheduled for 14th November 2020, and it will be hosted in a virtual arena, custom-designed for this event. There will also be a Pre-Show Q&A session with Lil Nas X on 13th November, along with exclusive behind-the-scene reveals.

Image via Roblox
Image via Roblox

Let's take a look at the upcoming concert on Roblox.

Lil Nas X to host a concert on Roblox

With the release of his new single "Holiday" coming up on 13th November, Lil Nas X is scheduled to perform it live for the first time on 14th November on Roblox.

The exact timings for the concert have been announced by Roblox and they are:

  • Saturday, 14 November at 1:00 pm PST
  • Saturday, 14 November at 10:00 pm PST
  • Sunday, 15 November at 9:00 am PST
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With the schedule all set for the event to commence, the virtual arena is also live for players to look around on Roblox. It can be accessed by clicking here.

Roblox has also announced that early-birds will be rewarded with limited edition Lil Nas X-inspired items for their in-game avatar. Roblox's official statement about the first virtual concert on their platform reads:

"This immersive concert experience is the first of its kind on Roblox, featuring Lil Nas X rendered digitally with motion-capture performance. This unique celebration represents our next step in digital music experiences and opens the door for all kinds of incredible experiences."

Fans from across the globe are hyped to witness the new single from the American rapper, as Lil Nas X takes to the virtual stage with "Holiday." Fans have started reacting on Twitter with posts such as:

However, after the Ava Max concert left a bitter taste on the Roblox community, fans are hoping that the Lil Nas X concert will turn things around for the online platform. It remains to be seen how the entire event is conducted, especially considering the hype amongst the fans.

Published 11 Nov 2020, 01:36 IST
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