Over on the Epic Games website, Geoff Keighley outlined what fans can expect from this year’s Game Awards show happening on December 9, 2021.
The Game Awards 2021 Will Have World Premieres In The Double Digits & No NFT Stuff
After an online show last year due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, The Game Awards returns as an in-person event at the Microsoft Theater.
Keighley goes on to say that, “There’ll be a lot of content for 2022 and 2023 that will be showing us our kind of biggest lineup yet of world premieres and announcements.”
It’s no surprise that the World Premieres and game updates are the biggest driving force in the show. Of course, it’s an award show and the awards are important, but many tune in to see what developers and publishers have to announce in-between awards.
According to Geoff, there are “40 to 50 games this year” and the number of new games is “probably in the double digits”.
Of course, Keighley also confirmed that the orchestra will be returning alongside many celebrities as previous years have had.
With the ongoing pandemic, many developers have had to delay games so it’s no surprise that 2022 and beyond are looking to be jam-packed with games.
The Game Awards continues to grow in viewership with 2019 being around 45 million viewers across a number of platforms like Twitch, Youtube, and more, while in 2020 viewership skyrocketed to 83 million.
There aren’t many markets left for The Game Awards to move into, but according to the post, Keighley is interested in the Metaverse. Whatever shape that may take still remains to be seen as more and more companies adopt.
Finally, and one of the major points is that The Game Awards will not be doing any NFT Stuff.
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