The Game Awards will showcase “at least 40 games” and provide “true next-generation products”

This year, we already know that the Game Awards will be broadcast live at the Microsoft Theater on Thursday, December 9, 2021. But other than that, there hasn’t been much information sharing about the show so far.Fortunately, the game award organizer Geoff Keighley (Geoff Keighley) Epic game.

The most important part of the interview concerns the number of games of the same name that will be exhibited at the show. Keighley pointed out that 40-50 games will be included in the show “somehow”-we just hope that they are not all announcements and new trailers (after all, we can only write news so quickly at night).Given that “approximately half of the show [is awards] The other half is the announcement and the premiere,” It sounds like this will be a busy night, moving forward at a very fast pace.

Keighley also stated that the show will show “very cool next-generation content”, but this possibility means PS5 and Xbox Series X/S (many people call it the current generation because of its value), so don’t expect Any game announcement Xbox Series Y/Z or PS6 or others.

“It’s great to have celebrities, and it’s great to have music, but I think it’s important to really focus on the game,” Keighley told Epic. “Especially this year, there will be a lot of content in 2022 and 2023 to show us our largest lineup of world premieres and announcements to date.”

If you are frustrated with the non-gaming elements of last year’s show, don’t worry: Keighley is doubling down on all video games this time.

“What we really learned last year is that at the end of the day, it is indeed the game and trailer that drives the development of the show.”

However, this does mean that we will see more game-related content-this will appear in the form of trailers and hit reels for TV and movie projects based on game IP.

If you think that annoying game trends that include NFTs in almost all possible situations will also affect game awards, then we have good news for you-Keighley said “We didn’t do any NFT stuff”, but He is flirting with the idea of ​​introducing TGA into the meta universe. Long live.

“We are very interested in the metaverse style of people watching the show,” Keighley said. “We started exploring the idea of ​​using games and game technology to find new ways to distribute it. This is actually our next platform, right? We are a show about video games, so of course, if we can, we should Play it in video games.”

Well, expect some sort of Fortnite integration or something.

There will be 83 million live broadcasts of December programs each year in 2020, a year-on-year increase of 84%. The Game Awards will again be distributed on more than 40 video, social and gaming platforms around the world as a free global 4K ultra-high-definition live broadcast on December 9th (or a few hours on December 10th for us Europeans).