Game prizes are almost on top of us and like most prize shows it also looks a bit different this year.
The 2020 show, chaired by Geoff Kegley, will be held in Los Angeles, Tokyo and London on Thursday night, with three studios due to the coronavirus epidemic, airing from a small audience. And it’s the most digitally accessible awards that can be displayed here.
Game Awards will be streamed for free across 45 platforms worldwide: YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Facebook, Steam and Oculus Venue. Additionally, it will be broadcast worldwide on networks in the United States, China, India, Taiwan, Southeast Asia, Japan, Russia, South Korea, Brazil, and Germany.
The event will officially begin at 4 p.m. PT / 7pm ET, half an hour before the pre-show is happening (for more detailed breakdown of time zones, click here))
Despite the lack of audiences, there will be special sections and music performances as in previous years. For one, Eddie Weather’s performance in Pearl Jam has been confirmed and London’s Philharmonic Orchestra will also perform from Abbey Road Studios. Special guests will include Brie Larson, Christopher Nolan, Gal Gadot, Jacceptikie, John David Washington, Joseph Faris, Keanu Reeves, Nolan North, Reggie Phils-Ime, Stephen A. Smith, Tom Holland and Troy Baker.
I’m talking Different In September, Kegley made it clear that he did not want the 2020 show to look like a water-down show despite the difficult situation.
“It’s not like we’re doing it with a reduced budget or it’s just going to be in one of my places.” “Three cities. Let’s try and make it a big moment for the industry.”
When it comes to prizes themselves, Naughty Dog “The Last of Part II” tops the top 10 nominated packs, followed by seven superhero games “Hades” and Sakar Punch’s “Ghost of Susiemer” with seven exciting games leading the way for Node Night of the Year. Other nominees include Nintendo’s “Animal Crossing: New Horizons”, ID software’s “Doom Eternal” and Square Enix’s “Final Fantasy Seventh Remake”.