YouTube has signed 3 new exclusivity deals with streamers. Lannan “LazarBeam” Eacott, Elliott “Muselk” Watkins and Rachell “Valkyrae” Hofstetter have all signed with the video service. LazarBeam and Muselk were already mainly on the platform, Valkyrae streamed primarily on Twitch but will be moving her content over. Full story with Gene Park at The Washington Post.
Sony has confirmed the report from Monday that it will not be attending E3 2020. Here is Sony’s full statement to IGN:
“After thorough evaluation SIE has decided not to participate in E3 2020. We have great respect for the ESA as an organization, but we do not feel the vision of E3 2020 is the right venue for what we are focused on this year. We will build upon our global events strategy in 2020 by participating in hundreds of consumer events across the globe. Our focus is on making sure fans feel part of the PlayStation family and have access to play their favorite content. We have a fantastic line up of titles coming to PlayStation 4, and with the upcoming launch of PlayStation 5, we are truly looking forward to a year of celebration with our fans.”
Ninja has announced he is getting an officially licensed Fortnite skin. The skin will be available later today as part of Epic Games’ new “Icon Series”. The Icon Series will “bring the artistic vision, personality, and attitude of top creators to Fortnite.”