BAFTA Games Awards Will Now Be an Online-Only Event

The BAFTA Games Awards will ditch their red carpet ceremony and host an online-only event due to the spread of coronavirus.The show will go on as planned on its scheduled date, April 2. The announcement was made in a press release on Thursday.

“Amid growing concerns over the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) and the number of nominees due to travel from overseas, we have made the decision to change the format of next month’s BAFTA Games Awards,” the press release reads. “The health and wellbeing of our guests and our staff remain our top priority, so there will be no live audience and we are now in the process of informing all our nominees, guests, partners and suppliers of the change.”

IGN’s Game of the Year is nominated for 11 BAFTAs. Check out our review:Many countries are banning travel to select territories, which are mostly territories like China, Iran and Italy. As of right now, there is no restrictive access to the U.K. United States President Donald Trump banned American travel to and from 26 European countries, but the U.K. is still available to access.

The British Academy Television Craft Awards and Virgin Media British Academy Television Awards are still scheduled to go ahead as planned on April 24 and May 17 respectively.

Control and Death Stranding are nominated for a record 11 BAFTA Awards each at the ceremony. Hideo Kojima is set to receive the BAFTA Fellowship.

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Petey Oneto is a freelance writer for IGN.

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