The Game Awards event will be more than just a video, but there will be no audience – there will be Gamescom 2020 in the meantime though!
At this point in 2020, the cancellation of massive face-to-face events is almost taken for granted and the Game Awards fit the type of show incompatible with the health crisis, but its creator and producer Geoff Keighley has ruled out, as part of a talk with IGN magazine, that the winter video game gala is going to be postponed, although he has acknowledged that it may not be like in other years.
The Canadian journalist confessed that there has been a concern and even pressure to postpone the event, but it will take place and, in fact, is shaping up to be the largest edition on record, without being reduced to just one host announcing the winners.
“Obviously we are not going to have 10,000 people together in a room, physically, for the show, but I think … they will know a little more at Gamescom. We are definitely going to do more than just have me sit in a room, announcing winners. I am very passionate about it. We’ll go ahead with the live show, instead of something recorded. So yeah, we’re planning some stages where we can show some live show, with no audience that can buy tickets and stuff, this year. “
Keighley revealed that his team is working hard to put together a great show under current conditions, and reaffirmed that there will be Game Awards this year. This will be the seventh annual Game Awards, an event whose first edition was in 2014, and since then it not only recognizes the best of the video game industry but also serves as the scene of important announcements. Last year, for example, they introduced the Xbox Series X during the event.
Meanwhile, Geoff Keighley is already fine-tuning the last details of the grand opening of GamesCom 2020, where there will be dozens of announcements and reveals.
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