Inside the Battle Royale Boom

February 9, 2018
Updated 2mo ago

The Battle Royale boom is taking over the gaming world. Rooster Teeth's Ashley Jenkins joins Cheddar to break down the massive success of "Fortnite" and "PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds." The phenomenon led Take-Two Interactive's CEO to weigh in on whether "Grand Theft Auto" and "Red Dead Redemption 2" would ever take part in the trend.

Strauss Zelnick called the success of Battle Royale modes "really interesting" but said the company would steer clear of doing anything too derivative. "Fortnite" had its most successful day of gaming ever with 3.4 million concurrent users. The high activity caused the game's servers to crash.

Finally, fans got their first look at Tom Hardy's "Venom" movie. The "Spider-Man" spin-off will see the actor play the iconic villain. Jenkins says some audiences were disappointed to not see Hardy suit up as the character in the teaser.