Videogames Are Stepping In To Become Concert Venues in Quarantine
Coronavirus has completely dismantled the live concert experience as we know it, and musicians have been scrambling to adapt in its absence. Ever since the realities of quarantine began to set in back in mid-March, the entire live industry—artists, concert promoters, venues, and publications that cover live music—have been pivoting to livestreaming events in order to provide entertainment for fans from safely behind their screens. If you’re a music listener, you’ve likely seen your favorite artists perform an Instagram Live set, DJ a Zoom party, or even crank out an hour-long tribute to Nirvana on YouTube.
Traditional livestreams on Twitch or YouTube can be enjoyable to watch, but they’re not an experience that’s comparable to a live concert. That’s where videogames come into play...