Epic is leaking tons of information both intentionally and by accident as its lawsuit against Apple continues, but one thing that should be of particular interest to Fortnite fans is a growing list of collaborations that Epic has abandoned or may still do at the future.
It all came out through the usual leak sources, in this case I turned to HypeX, and it’s an interesting examination of what could have happened and what could still happen if things could be saved.
Arianna Grande and Lady Gaga – It’s just a fan concept above D3NNI (who went on to make actual skins for Epic), but it almost happened as part of two big gigs Epic had planned with the two superstars, which may have been canned due to COVID Last year.
J. Balvin – It was another musical act that was supposed to happen last year for Party Royale.
James lebron – There was going to be a crossover with Lebron James that never came to fruition, but it’s possible they could still move forward with a Zion vs Lebron event that could happen in the near future, maybe reprogrammed from last year.
The rock – While that hasn’t happened yet, it’s almost common knowledge that The Rock secretly voiced The Foundation, a character from the intro to this current season, and it seems likely he’ll be “revealed” to the end here for a real event featuring the actor.
Samus aran – There are reports that Epic was looking to get Samus Aran to join PlayStation ‘hunters’ Kratos and Master Chief last season, but they were never able to close a deal with Nintendo on time. However, that does not rule it out for the future.
Katniss Everdeen – The Hunger Games aren’t exactly the most relevant these days with those movies completed, but it’s possible that Katniss was also seen as a hunter last season, according to leaks.
So, in short, if you see any of these come to fruition in the future, I wouldn’t be too surprised, because it’s not because a deal didn’t happen last year. While COVID complicated everything, that doesn’t mean it won’t. come true in the future. Epic isn’t going to stop collecting superstars and IP addresses for its Metaverse, so don’t rule out anyone or anything.
I really want to see a Lady Gaga Fortnite live show, for example, and would obviously buy a Samus Aran skin on day one. Go looking for other leaks that I may have missed here, but that’s quite the list as it is.
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