How ‘live events’ are changing storytelling and social spaces in video games for the better

Last month, thousands gathered in the Tower to watch the sun-killing Almighty vessel get blown up by Rasputin in Destiny 2.

Last week, several Christopher Nolan films (Inception, The Dark Knight, and The Prestige) were streamed live as part of a movie night… in Fortnite.

The meta-verse of gaming is evolving, with it comes new opportunities for storytelling and social spaces. And so we are moved to ask: are ‘live events’ in games the future?

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Destiny 2’s latest season is a real-time countdown to the arrival of the Darkness

Destiny 2’s ‘Season of the Worthy’ is a countdown to Armageddon. It’s the gap between Mass Effect 2 and 3, leading to the Reapers’ arrival, experienced in real-time!

Those ‘pyramid ships’ glimpsed at the end of the Red War campaign back in 2017? They’re coming, and every week we’re seeing them get closer.

Here’s why this is awesome…

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The Art of the Video Game Trailer

Every year brings with it a series of new blockbuster video game titles, and the next best thing to playing them when they release is waiting for their trailers to drop at a big industry event.

This week, Universally Speaking examines the place of trailers in the gaming industry, their artistry, and looks back at some of our all-time favourites.

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