The Daily Moot (8/9/19)
1. Rocket League Crates Are Going Away! Are Loot Boxes DOOMED?! (Moot Points Episode 65)
2. Discord Reveals ‘Go Live’ Feature Discord has just revealed a new feature called ‘Go Live’ that will enable you to stream to up 10 friends. While that sounds laughable given the larger context of the Twitch vs Mixer debate where streamers like Ninja are moving to new platforms for millions of dollars and thousands of viewers, this is actually kind of a big deal. Most streamers have incredibly small audiences comprised of mostly friends. In fact, this is closer to screensharing than it is even to streaming. The feature launches next week.
3. ESPN Delays Airing Apex Legends Tournament After the tragic events that occurred in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio this past weekend ESPN has decided to delay airing the X-Games Apex Legends tournament. The tournament also took place last weekend and ESPN was planning on airing highlights from the X Games event. Now, that hour long special won’t air on television until October 6th. You can still watch the entire event on ESPN 3 or the ESPN esports YouTube channel.
4. No Man’s Sky Will Support 32 Player Co-Op We’ve told you BEYOND will be a massive update to No Man’s Sky, but we’re still learning the exact scope of massiveness involved. Sean Murray, the head of Hello Games, has revealed more information about next week’s update including the fact that you can play with up to 31 friends! BEYOND is introducing The Nexus, a massive social hub to connect with other players. There will also be comprehensive VR support and tons of new or expanded game mechanics. BEYOND will be free to all No Man’s Sky players on August 14th.
5. Epic Games Pledges Loot Box Transparency Across All Games Earlier this year, Epic Games turned Loot Llamas in Fortnite Save The World into X-Ray Llamas that reveal all of their contents before the point of purchase. Earlier this week, Epic and Psyonix announced they were removing crates from Rocket League. Earlier this day, Epic Games announced they will continue to be transparent across all titles in the future. This matches statements shared by other companies like Microsoft, EA, and Ubisoft who have all also promised to be transparent with loot box odds.