We’ve known for a while that the Game Awards would take place digitally this year, but yesterday we got official word from Geoff Keighley. The awards will be held on Thursday, December 10th.
We’re sure to see some world premiers, especially since the event is being held a few weeks after the launch of the next generation. Nintendo has been weirdly absent too, and I expect there’s a good chance we might see one of Metroid Prime 4, Bayonetta 3, or Breath of the Wild 2.
Regarding the World Premiers, Geoff teased that we’d see a lot of them in an interview with Variety, he said
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,” he says. “So yeah, it’s gonna be a super interesting at the end of the year to see what comes out at the top
Which makes it sound like it’ll be a great show. However, it’s worth saying that Geoff has a tendency to hype up shows a whole lot – but he’s also been better at setting expectations before his shows.
But the core of the show will be the awards themselves. I’m actually very excited to see them, because of its a year with plenty of titles worth talking about. The obvious controversial pick is the Last of Us Part II, which is sure to win at least a few of the awards.
Looking at Sony as a whole, I don’t think that it’s impossible we see nominations for Last of Us, Ghost of Tsushima, Final Fantasy VII, or even Dreams. They’ve had a stellar year, and I suspect we’ll see a lot of nominations from them.
Recently acquired Zenimax studios will surely get a nomination for the ID hit – Doom Eternal. And I wouldn’t be surprised to see some shout outs to new franchises like Fall Guys.
The show will be live-streamed from Los Angeles, London, and Tokyo, in audience-less, studio locations.
I’m very excited to watch this show. I will most likely do a live reaction and impressions to the showcase, it might be the first one I make! And, I’m happy to announce that we’ll hold the MarsipanGames GOTY discussion this year too. Stay tuned for more information on that!