Soulja Boy, if anything, proves that you can’t keep a “good” rapper and legally questionable entrepreneur down. He’s doubling down on his designer bootleg consoles and claims the next one will be able to play Fortnite. Unsurprisingly, Epic Games says that this isn’t true.
He’s certainly persistent.
At the beginning of the year, we mentioned that Soulja Boy, aka DeAndre Cortez Way, started selling plug and play consoles sold on his online store. The consoles featured a variety of licensed games from many big companies. They were basically designer bootlegs, purchased from a Chinese website and sold with a markup. People quickly assumed someone would send an army of lawyers against Soulja Boy, and it seemed they were right as he removed his consoles from the online store. However, he bounced back and has put out some new consoles, this time apparent bootlegs of the PSP and Vita, again from AliExpress. He’s also been asking for donations on Twitter.
In a recent appearance on Complex’s Everyday Struggle podcast, Soulja Boy spoke a bit more about his consoles. He spoke about his ongoing exploits in the gaming market, defended his products as being legit, and suggested Nintendo wants to work with him. Whether it’s in a game development way or a legal battle way has yet to be determined.
One of his biggest claims involves battle royale giant Fortnite. He claimed that his next console will be able to play Fortnite. DualShockers asked Epic Games if this claim was actually true. Nick Chester, Epic Games’ Senior PR Manager responded:
No, you can’t play Fortnite on a rooted or jailbroken device due to anti-cheat measures.
In fairness, it’s an answer we all should have expected. If you want to play Fortnite, it’s available on all major consoles, PC, Mac, and mobile.
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