Annual gaming ceremony The Game Awards will return for 2020, it's been confirmed. The show is set to take place on 10th December as an all-digital event.
This year's event will actually be streamed live from three different cities – Los Angeles, London and Tokyo – and will be shown across 45 global video platforms. Variety reports that fans can expect to "participate and virtually interact with the show across social media, through live in-game experiences, and via interactive extensions on leading streaming platforms."
Just like previous years, the show promises to share a variety of awards, world premieres, new reveals and live music, and will also introduce a new 'Innovation in Accessibility' award to recognise developers who are creating new features and technology which help games to be enjoyed by a wider audience.
Speaking to Variety, the show's host and producer Geoff Keighley says, "The thing that I’m worried about more than anything is that – there’s so much anticipation for the show – is that we don’t have big games to announce to the fans, then that becomes a disappointment too. So I talked to all the game companies and they’re like ‘no, we’ve got great content to kind of show fans around games,’ and they’re really excited to show that. So yeah, it’s gonna be super interesting at the end of the year to see what comes out at the top."
Planning for a night of disappointment while watching Aaronitmar being disappointed with me.
I hope this will be Supergiant's chance to win some awards. I'm guessing Nintendo is going to win best family game again.
I'll hold my applause.
Makes sense. I hope they put less focus on influencers and eSports teams this time though and focus on what is actually important: video games.
I think the Game Awards is pretty rough and unrefined, last year especially could've used a lot of improvement, but overall I still think it's a pretty fun event, as long as you don't get your expectations too high. (Bit long though...)
Thanks for saving the date for the 3 year anniversary of the last time we saw Bayonetta 3
Which was the first time we saw Bayonetta 3
Which we didn't actually see at all because it was a purely cinematic teaser with no actual gameplay or plot details
Sonic Adventure style game, please.
Remember that these shows barely feature any actual rewards and are just several hours of marketing and promotional material.
Any awards show that gives five seconds at best to off-hand mention awards is questionable.
From personal experience, would recommend that if you must watch the Game Awards, watching them with a group of friends makes it slightly more tolerable as you bounce riffs off each other and talk in between the potentially interesting parts (needless to say, there's usually a lot of talking).
I only watch it for the occasional announcement during it. I never really liked the live audience, it makes me remember why all the game companies are switching to mobile free to play.
Everybody: new fighter time
There is no time, only a date, so are they running 3 different shows, 1 for each of the 3 time zones, or 1 live show from each?
And why no times either way?
Is it possible to pick a time, that makes sense, that all 3 cities will be broadcasting it Dec 10? I know NY and Tokyo are about 12 hours apart, trying to pick 1 time in my head.
last year was a huge dissapointment for nintendo fans, but im still gonna waste 3 hours of my life
Couldn't care less about award ceremonies.
I like watching the VGX every year. Their performances have always been top-notch, although I don't think a live orchestra is going to be possible this year, despite how cool that medley of the GOTY contenders was last year. While last year's "World Premieres" was alot lighter when you remove the announcement of the Xbox Series X brand and Bravely Default 2, I still think its fair to expect a big game game announcement or two.
I still desire that grand all-around celebration of games and Keighly is usually on the right track.
I'd be curious to see if Bayonetta makes a reemergence from 3 years of stasis here. It's good timing for it to happen.
Prime 4 Hype Train TOOT TOOT
Edit: Yeah right
i hope in this Game Awards, Platinum Games stateting several times that the development of the game is progressing well and finaly reveal Bayonetta 3 and a trailer of Legend of Zelda Breath of the Wild 2 saying this game will release in 2021.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps for GotY, anyone?
Judging by last year I'd guess this year's event will be all about Game Pass.
This is completely wrong!
The show should go on WITH an audience but WITHOUT that slime...the host.
I don't mind him producing but why do we have to look at his face and hear his voice?
And the winner is ..... Death Stranding
Not gonna lie, that award photo from up top looks like the Pazuzu from The Exorcist... especially with that reddish glow like from the beginning of the movie.
There's so many cringe-worthy interactions, and its always a bit of a mess. But, I mean, I still watch it. Half for the reveals, and half for making fun of... and on occasion they can have some pretty amazing musical performances.
More wind and piss spouted by corporate shill Keighley. I will give it a miss thanks.
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