Every year, The Game Awards award the best of that year, and 2020 is no different. As an added bonus, the gaming event offers a stage to developers to announce their new projects. We know, you’re just dying to play Cyberpunk 2077 later tonight. But there’s more coming the next couple of years, and you heard it first during the Game Awards, taking place on December 10th!
The Game Awards 2020 overfloweth
Industry veteran and former E3 host Geoff Keighley said during a Reddit AMA that The Game Awards 2020 will feature at least 12 brand spanking new games. One of the people participating in the AMA asked how many reveals the online show will contain. Keighley answered: “I think around 12-15 or so?”
He later confirmed the number on Twitter, adding: “Yeah I’m talking more about brand new games that have not been announced at all.” Of course, it’s a complete unknown what games we can expect. Could The Game Awards 2020 be the replacement for this year’s E3?
Besides the content of the upcoming Game Awards, Keighley was asked a lot about how COVID-19 impacts the event. The producer of the awards revealed a varied show, with a combination of live presentations, pre-recorded videos, and call-ins through Zoom. When asked about the future of events like these, he elaborated:
I think things will continue to be more virtual — and global. Last year we started The Game Festival to bring you guys game demos at home. And we’re doing that again, and also streaming demos with no downloads with Nvidia. The days of regional consumer/trade shows are changing — we’re really focused on bringing the world together around games digitally.
The 2020 Game Awards start December 10th at 6:30PM ET, 3:30PM PT. or 0:30 AM CET (December 11th). We’re excited to see who wins this year, with favorite The Last of Us II earning the most nominations. As of writing, you can still vote for the winner.
Check out the winners (and losers) of 2019’s Game Awards here.