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Forget Pre-recorded concert experiences. Try unique digital event experiences with OVR

October 29, 2020 


Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that Travis Scott is among the world’s most popular music performers. A young American rapper that somehow blends hip hop with ambient “lo fi” experiences, it’s fair to say that he is one of the current youth’s examples of how entertainment is blending with culture, mixing and matching so many varieties of traditional segments into a new type of music.

So when the news leaked that Travis was going to do his next concert digitally and on a popular gaming platform, it was probably nothing surprising for his fans. And the crowds apparently came to attend anyway. According to reports from Epic Games, who produces Fortnite, some 12.3 million participating players joined his concert, breaking records and making it the most successful event ever in Fortnite’s history, smashing Marshmello’s 10.7 million attendance by some distance.

Virtual event, but not really virtual concert 

But while the event itself proved to be wildly popular, not everyone was pleased with how it turned out.

And this isn’t surprising, given what Travis Concerts actually used to look like when they were done physically, at least according to the Travis Scott Netflix special, which shows us a lot of crazy scenes from footage taken from his various concerts over the years.

We’re talking about shirtless men gasping for air after running out. People moshing, crowd surfing, with ambulances and stretchers rushing to the scene to help. Travis splashing his fans with water and telling security to let them through.

Police officers coming on and arresting him for alleged incitement of riots when he was just performing on his show.

Well, his virtual concert was anything but crazy. Inside, what the organizers created was a separate tranquil island within the game, which had a theater and concert stage. That virtual environment was fine, but the experience itself couldn’t have been more different from an actual concert.

During the entire concert, a giant Travis avatar stood large over user avatars, teleporting around the map in a pre-recorded motion with pre-recorded shifting scenes, in the mood of his Astroworld album. At one point, users had to swim through an infinity ocean while Travis performed “Highest In The Room”.

Impressive scenery and visualization… but it was all pre-recorded. Users couldn’t change the experience or view it differently. Everyone saw the same thing — that’s not like a real concert where you experience things depending on where you are.

OVRLive is for everyone

Nothing can ever replace a real life experience at a physical concert. That’s for sure.

But at OVR, we understand that there are some options that must exist to give as close an experience as possible to the real thing. Not just because we are all living in a pandemic world where physical concerts are not available, but also because not everyone has the same opportunity to travel the world and pay for concert tickets to see their favorite performer.

Which is why, when we created OVRLive, we made it so that anyone with a smartphone can experience a live event with a performer or entertainer.

Instead of seeing pre-recorded scenes and experiences, OVRLive is a real-time experience where performers do their thing live. And they actually can see your Avatar with your real face, moving as you are moving and cheering as you are cheering. Not a break-dancing avatar, just you doing your own cool moves!

So the next time you’re looking for a real concert experience digitally and on a smaller scale, you might want to skip that pre-recorded event and open up OVRLive. Try it, you’ll see!