The Game Awards show is coming December 1 in Los Angeles, and not only does it bring an Oscars-like treatment to the industry, it also comes with a flurry of announcements for new games.
You may ask why we care about The Game Awards, which media personality Geoff Keighley hosts, as the industry already has tons of awards. But along with the DICE Awards and the Game Developers Choice Awards, the Game Awards is one of the biggest events of the year in terms of reach. They’re all vying to become the Oscars of games. The Game Awards usually gets the widest distribution of any of those events, and it’s the only awards show where new games are regularly unveiled.
At last year’s show, which was just streamed and not televised, we saw announcements of Rock Band VR, Psychonauts 2, Far Cry Primal, Batman from Telltale Games, Shadow Complex Remastered, Rocket League‘s debut on the Xbox One, and Shaq Fu: A Legend Reborn. And there were new trailers for Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End, Quantum Break, The Walking Dead: Michonne, and Star Citizen.