This year’s Game Awards are set to be the biggest to date. We already know that the event will play host to between 40-50 game announcements but according to host and producer Geoff Keighley, we can expect some massive reveals too.
Keighley says that the event will play host to four or five Elden Ring-sized announcements. For those who don’t recall, Elden Ring was announced at E3 2019 but Geoff Keighley hosted the first gameplay reveal during the Summer Games Fest event in June. It was a showstopper reveal that took place at the end of the stream and lifted the lid on one of gaming’s most anticipated titles.
By the sound of things, The Game Awards will play host to similar-sized reveals. Speaking to USA Today, Keighley says that there are four of five things coming that are on the same level as the Elden Ring reveal from June. He also teased that gamers can look forward to more coming out of FromSoftware. We have no idea what this could be but rumours report that an open network test for Elden Ring will be announced at The Game Awards. Perhaps we will see something else from the Dark Souls/Bloodborne studio?
Keighley says there’s a lot of good coming out of the show:
“There were a lot of things that were good about that so yes, I was uniquely excited to be able to bring that to people. This year? Oh, God, there are probably four or five things of that level. I can’t wait to show people this stuff. Summer Game Fest was a new thing that I had created. The fact that FromSoftware bet on me and Summer Game Fest where they could have done more traditional E3 stuff, that meant a lot to me. It was a huge honor to work with the From guys, so stay tuned, there may be more coming.”
Keighley also says that six or ten (strange estimate) of the games are announcements people didn’t know even existed.
“Probably six or ten of our games are things that people don’t know exist, but we’re going to reveal them at the show in a fun way. We’ll see how it all plays out, but I feel pretty good. It’s a very diverse lineup from a lot of studios across the industry. It really did come together this year. There will always be people that will be disappointed that X game is not there or the studio didn’t show up with something. But by and large, I think it’s one of our stronger lineups that we’ve had across the entire show.”
You can tune into The Game Awards this week from 4:30 pm PT / 7:30 pm ET / 02:30 CAT (10 Dec).
Source: USA Today