Hollywood has been banking on video games more and more. We saw Disney go to Fornite to try and promote ‘Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker’ last year. Politicians tried using video games to reach more people and appear ‘relatable.” It’s no surprise Disney is going back to the video game well, to possibly try and bring up their Disney Plus numbers. Nor is it a surprise it comes right after a lot of the Verizon free Disney+ subscriptions have run out.
This rumor comes from What’s On Disney Plus, according to some tweets it appears data miners have uncovered some code on Fortnite that indicates Disney+ is going to team up with the game to offer a two month free trial of the streaming service. After it’s launched the code seems to indicate that it will run through December.
“According to data miners who looked into the code from the latest update to the massively popular video game, Fortnite, Disney is going to be teaming up with the game to offer a free 2 month trial of Disney+.
This promotion will be running until the end of December and can be made available to players when spending real money on transactions through the Fornite store, such as buying V-Bucks, packs or player skins.“
This information comes from VastBlast Fortnite Leaks on Twitter:
Fornite x Disney+ Collab Strings:
• “NEW LOWER PRICES! POWER UP WITH DISNEY+”
• “From now through Dec 31 2020, purchase V-Bucks or make any real money purchase in the Item Shop, and get up to 2 months of Disney+ on us.”
— VastBlast – Fortnite Leaks (@VastBlastt) November 3, 2020
Of course this is just a rumor and hasn’t been officially announced by either Disney or Epic Games, but given that Disney has used Fortnite for promotions in the past, it makes sense. Plus, now that they’ve announced their shift in direction to “Direct-to-consumer” they need to start bringing the numbers for the investors. Offering the 2-month free subscription would help to boost the numbers and could potentially lead to more subscribers long term.
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