Anyone who participated in the Star Wars event in Fortnite or at least saw a stream of the event already knows the starting situation of Star Wars Episode 9.
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker has been in the cinemas for a few days now, and the Fortnite launch event attendees may find the beginning of the movie very familiar, basically knowing more about them than the other moviegoers.
Spoiler warning: If you haven't seen Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker yet and you want to go into the movie completely without prior knowledge, you shouldn't read any further.
It shouldn't have been a big surprise to the trailers that the Emperor is alive. At least the voice of Palpatine had an appearance during a Star Wars event in Fortnite, framed by dancing stormtroopers and a virtual J. J. Abrams. During the event, Palpatine said the following words:
“The work of generations is now complete. The big mistake has been corrected. The day of victory is within reach. The day of revenge. The day of the Sith. "
It turns out that this message to be heard during the event in Fortnite also marks the beginning of the movie. This transmission is used in the film by Kylo Ren as an opportunity to search for the surprisingly lively Emperor. This plot is an integral part of the setup for the entire film and the subsequent story. The message itself was only heard in the Fortnite event and not in the film.
Incorporating this message into an event within a video game is a great concession to the importance and relevance of the entire industry, especially for Hollywood. The relevance from a marketing perspective – of course.
Has such information lost anything in video games? Ultimately, many fans are excluded from it, right?