The Daily Moot: E3 Saving the Gaming IndustryNews Picks
1. E3 Moving Forward
Amidst the frenzy caused by the coronavirus, there is still one convention that is moving forward: E3 2020. In their statement, ESA explained that while the health and safety of attendees is a top priority, they are moving “full speed” ahead with the convention. Considering that E3 had dwindled in the past years with big-name players like Sony opting out of the annual event, this year could be exactly what E3 needs to put itself back on the map. E3 2020 will begin on June 9.
2. League of Legends Client Revamp Some big changes to the League of Legends client are apparently in the works. Fans have complained about the client forever, but after a major rework a few years ago things only seemed to get worse. Thankfully, Riot has started a “Client Cleanup Campaign” aimed at addressing the many grievances players have raised over the years.
3. BAFTA Game Awards The 2020 BAFTA Game Awards is less than a month away and the nominees have finally been revealed. Like many of last year’s lists, Death Stranding and Control lead the way, this time with 11 nominations each. Game of the Year candidates include Control, Disco Elysium, Outer Wilds, Luigi’s Mansion 3, Sekiro, and Untitled Goose Game. The BAFTA Awards show will take place on April 2; which games do you want to see come out on top?
4. The Division 2: Warlords of New York The latest DLC for The Division 2 is now available on PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Warlords of New York is a narrative-driven expansion where players search for rogue agent Aaron Keener. The Division 2, along with the new expansion, is also getting its Google Stadia launch on March 17. Check out the official launch trailer for Warlords of New York below.
P.S. On the fence about The Division 2? Check out Ryan's review of the game here!