BAFTA Games Awards 2020 is going digital with an online live stream Instead of its usual red carpet event.
Set to broadcast globally on 2 April 2020, the decision to change the format has been taken in response to the "growing concerns over the spread of coronavirus", and the fact that several of the nominees would have to travel from overseas.
BAFTA released a statement in a press release shedding more light on the change of format for the awards show:
"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 from a red carpet ceremony at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London to an online live stream, which will broadcast globally on the same day as scheduled (Thursday 2 April).
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. The new format will include the announcement of the Games Awards winners and we look forward to sharing more updates in the coming weeks."
The BAFTA Games Awards 2020 show celebrates the best video games of the past year.
The awards show isn't the first and wont be the last show to go digital amid concerns surrounding COVID-19.
How To watch! The place to be is BBC UKTV, on Monday, February 3
if you're hoping to watch the Baftas Down Under.
The channel, which you can add to a Foxtel package, will show the ceremony at 8.30pm AEDT on Monday evening (rather than live as it happens)