Fortnite has announced on the Epic Games blog Wednesday that they will be hosting Movie Nite at Party Royale’s Big Screen with limited screenings of one of three Christopher Nolan films this Friday night — either Batman Begins, Inception or The Prestige.
It would be great to watch a triple feature, but the Fortnite development team said that due to film distribution rights, whichever Nolan classic flick players will be able to watch during Movie Nite depends on the country they live in.
According to local listings, for example, players living in the United States, Colombia, Haiti, Italy, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Uruguay, Venezuela, Vietnam and Yemen will be able to watch Inception. Those living in Canada, Denmark, Finland, Germany and the United Kingdom will see The Prestige. Players in Bangladesh, Brazil, Bhutan, Chile, France and Sri Lanka will catch the first Dark Knight film Batman Begins.
The team had this to say about the debut of Party Royale’s cinematic event and how challenging it is to bring their favorite Nolan films to every Fortnite player around the world.
“Navigating distribution rights for different countries and languages for full movies is challenging. As part of this first test, we wanted as many people to experience Movie Nite as possible. The film you’ll be able to watch will depend on your country, and unfortunately we couldn’t reach everyone with these screenings. We believe the idea of getting together with your friends and family at Party Royale to watch a movie is powerful and exciting, and we’re looking at ways to increase global participation in the future.”
The team also said they’ll be supporting subtitles for every screening, which will greatly benefit deaf or hard of hearing players.
They warned that anyone caught livestreaming or recording the films during the event will be subject to anti-piracy and DMCA regulations.