Every year there’s a multitude of events to look forward to when it comes to new game announcements. The most well-known being E3. However, over the years The Game Awards has been slowly cementing itself as another platform for big game reveals, and this year might have some pretty exciting stuff it seems.
With The Game Awards 2021 coming up this week, host Geoff Keighley has been hyping up the show, as any good host would. However, they also mentioned in a recent interview that there will be around 4-5 reveals along the same scale as the official gameplay trailer for Elden Ring during Summer Game Fest 2021, and the first 30-45 minutes is going to be loaded with some big announcements.
“I was very happy because the trailer was great,” Keighley said about the Elden Ring gameplay reveal this year. “It was a great asset, a highly anticipated game that really delivered. There were a lot of things that were good about that so yes, I was uniquely excited to be able to bring that to people.”
“This year? Oh, God, there are probably four or five things of that level. I can’t wait to show people this stuff. Summer Game Fest was a new thing that I had created. The fact that FromSoftware bet on me and Summer Game Fest where they could have done more traditional E3 stuff, that meant a lot to me. It was a huge honor to work with the From guys, so stay tuned, there may be more coming.”
Obviously Keighley would want as many people as possible to watch the show, and would definitely oversell the hype to gain more viewers and attention for the event. However, these past couple years have seen lots of delays for upcoming titles, and the Holidays would be a perfect time to get people excited for new games in 2022.
“We’ll see how it all plays out, but I feel pretty good. It’s a very diverse lineup from a lot of studios across the industry. It really did come together this year. There will always be people that will be disappointed that X game is not there or the studio didn’t show up with something. But by and large, I think it’s one of our stronger lineups that we’ve had across the entire show.”
“Last year was pretty hard just because of the pandemic – a lot of things got delayed and pushed. I think we pulled it off. We had Mass Effect, Perfect Dark, Sephiroth in Smash, and a lot of other great stuff. But this year – especially the first like 30 or 45 minutes of the show – we’ve got some pretty major stuff.”
We don’t know exactly what will be shown at The Game Awards 2021, but the live event will start on December 9th at 5pm PST (8pm EST / 1am GMT). You can watch it online via YouTube.
What do you think? Are you excited for The Game Awards 2021? What would you like to see revealed? Do you think there will be some reveals on the scale of Elden Ring? Or is this just typical marketing hype? Let us know your thoughts!