The Game Awards was founded in 2014 by media entrepreneur Geoff Keighley, who also hosts and produces the program. The sixth annual Game Awards was run and won today with social media going nuts with updates, game trailers and congratulatory posts as we saw winners crowned in more than 25 different categories. In between the award categories, there were a heap of game announcements, world premiers of new games coming in 2020 and one of the bigger announcements of the day, the Xbox Series X coming next year!!
For a look at the games announced in the first half of the Game Awards, click here. Here’s are the remaining game reveals from the second half of the show.
Cyberpunk 2077 behind the scenes of the soundtrack, followed by a live performance from Grimes – 4AM
Dungeons and Dragons: Dark Alliance, the spiritual successor to Baldur’s Gate: Dark Alliance is coming Fall 2020
Apex Legends: Mirage’s Holo-Day Bash Event is available now
Ultimate Rivals: The Rink – Available now on Apple Arcade. Fifty-eight pro athletes. From five sports. All on one rink. It’s anyone’s game.
Ori and the Will of the Wisps – Available March 11, 2020 and will be available on Xbox Game Pass from Day 1
Weird West – Developers from Prey and Dishonored have formed a new studio called Wolfeye Studios and announced their first game, an aRPG.
Magic Legends is a new MMORPG set in the Magic: The Gathering world. Sign up for the beta at www.playmagiclegends.com/beta
Path of the Warrior for Oculus Quest – Available now
Ghost of Tsushima, coming Summer 2020 and the amazing Game Awards orchestra performance
Gears Tactics, turn-based tactical combat game is coming April 28, 2020
Naraka: Bladepoint, coming 2020
Nine to Five, a first-person strategic tactical shooter. Sign up for alpha at www.ninetofive.game
Green Day’s full live performance
New World is a MMORPG from Amazon Games, coming May 2020
Reggie Fils-Aime’s speech was an important one for indie games and gaming in general
Convergence: A League of Legends Story is a single-player action platformer currently in development for PC and consoles
Surgeon Simulator 2, coming 2020
Endless World, play free now on Steam
The Wolf Among Us 2 – A Telltale Series. Bigby and Snow are finally back for a second season based on the DC Fables comic series.
The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr will conclude the Season of the Dragon, and next year we will be going to the lands of Skyrim! There will be a world reveal on January 16, 2020 which I’m so pumped for.
Fast & Furious Crossroads coming to PC, Xbox One and PlayStation 4 in May 2020
Well that’s a wrap on the Game Awards 2019 as we saw Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice take out Game of the Year and Disco Elysium picking up awards in every category they were nominated in. Death Stranding took out some awards as well.
The Game Awards created The Games Festival which features more than a dozen first-look game demos, available to download and play for a limited 48-hour window on Steam. This initiative is great because normally at shows like this, only people present at the end can play the games. Usually those of us stuck at home don’t get to play these game until an early access release, however these game demos are playable in Steam for 48 hours from the day of the show. Geoff Keighley indicated that this initiative will grow next year with demos being available across all platforms, so that’ll be exciting to hear how that evolves.
It was a great event to watch and even better to be able to play it back and watch the trailers again, all summarised here for you. Enjoy legends!