G4 Adds a New, Entirely Virtual Presenter to Its Line-Up | IGN

G4 has announced that CodeMiko, an entirely virtual presenter (or ‘vTuber’), will be part of its presenting team when the gaming network returns later this year.

“In just a few short months, CodeMiko has carved out a wildly successful niche on Twitch,” said Kevin Sabbe, G4’s Head of Content, in a press release. “CodeMiko will bring her revolutionary interview experience to G4 and help the network push the boundaries of gaming entertainment.”

If you’ve not encountered CodeMiko before, she is a Twitch streamer created through live animation. Her creator – known only as ‘The Technician’ – wears a motion capture suit, the data from which is rendered using Unreal Engine and translated into movement. This is then mapped in real time to animate a digital avatar of CodeMiko on-screen.

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CodeMiko can generally be found in the ‘Just Chatting’ section of Twitch, where she interviews a variety of people including some relatively prolific people in the gaming and content creator communities, such as Dunkey and Jacksepticeye. Her interview style is probably most easily categorised as ‘unusual’. This unique approach has amassed her 676,000 followers in just a few months.

On G4, CodeMiko will be interviewing people from the games industry in her own style, as well as presenting comedy skits and live streams. “On G4, I’ll be interviewing some of the most notable names in gaming and entertainment,” said CodeMiko. “I’ll also be interviewing people like Kevin Pereira and Adam Sessler.”

The return of G4 was teased last summer, and has since been announced to be coming back in a major way. X-Play and Attack of the Show, the network’s best-know shows, will be resurrected, and their original hosts Adam Sessler and Kevin Pereira will return.

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Matt Purslow is IGN’s UK News and Entertainment Writer. 
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