The Game Awards will indeed still be transpiring later this year, with the show perhaps being the biggest one so far, according to Geoff Keighley.
In a year where gaming events all over the globe have been canceled or repurposed in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, questions surrounding the status of The Game Awards for 2020 were still in the air. Fortunately, the show’s iconic host and producer has today come out and confirmed that the annualized awards show will be returning this year, but as expected, it’ll be a bit different.
In a new conversation with IGN, The Game Awards’ own Geoff Keighley confirmed that the show will indeed transpire later this year. Keighley said that he has been asked quite a bit about the event in recent months and verified that it won’t be delayed at all. While not committing to a specific date, this seems to indicate that The Game Awards will take place in December just as it does every year.
However, even though TGA will occur this year, it obviously will not be doing so with thousands of people in attendance. Instead, Keighley has said it will take place entirely online. And while that might make the show naturally seem smaller in scope, Keighley has said the opposite is actually true. “We’ll share more in the coming weeks about it, but it’s actually probably going to be our biggest show yet,” Keighley said. He also went on to say that this year’s show will also still be live and won’t be pre-recorded.
It remains to be seen how The Game Awards will end up looking in 2020, but at the very least, the show will still be pushing onward. In the near term, Keighley is set to host and produce Gamescom Opening Night Live later this week, which will contain new looks at dozens of different titles.
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