The 2018 Game Awards are scheduled to take place next week, on December 6, and it’s going to be an announcement-filled event, it appears. Show organised Geoff Keighley teased on Twitter that there will be more than 10 game announcements during the event. On top of that, Keighley said the show will also host “updates” on existing games.
Further teases for the upcoming reveals will be coming soon, Keighley said. “We have such an incredible show coming together for next week,” he stated.
We have such an incredible show coming together for next week. More than 10 new games will be announced for the first time during #TheGameAwards plus updates on existing titles too. We will share some teases in the days to come…. pic.twitter.com/3w17tFIuTA
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) November 27, 2018
The Game Awards 2018 take place on Thursday, December 6, starting at 6 PM PT. GameSpot will be covering the show and bringing you all the big news from the event.
One possible reveal is a new Alien game called Alien: Blackout. We know a new Alien game for console and PC is on the way, and just recently 20th Century Fox trademarked Alien: Blackout as the name of a new video game. There are some reasons to believe it may be announced at The Game Awards, but nothing is certain as of yet.
Last year’s Game Awards, which drew 11.5 million viewers according to Variety, featured a number of big-time announcements. Some of these included From Software’s new game, which we now know to be Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, the lovely looking In The Valley Of Gods from Firewatch developer Campo Santo, the fighting game Soul Calibur VI, Bayonetta 3, and more. In addition to the announcements, you may recall A Way Out developer Josef Fares proclaiming “F**k the Oscars!” during the live broadcast.
Keighley and Metal Gear designer Hideo Kojima are friends, so we might also get some news about Kojima’s next game, Death Stranding, during The Game Awards.
On top of whatever games get announced, The Game Awards will also of course host actual awards. God of War, Red Dead Redemption 2, Assassin’s Creed Odyssey, Celeste, Spider-Man, and Monster Hunter: World are all up for the highly coveted Game of the Year award. You can see a full rundown of categories and nominees here. Last year, Nintendo’s The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild won Game of the Year at The Game Awards.
Keighley has high hopes for The Game Awards this year, pointing out to Variety that his show is doing better–based on some metrics–than the more mainstream awards shows.
“The Oscars, Grammys, Teen Choice are all tanking and the Game Awards is growing,” he said. “It’s not apples to apples, but we are the only ones that have a model that is building viewership.”
You’ll be able to watch The Game Awards 2018 here on GameSpot, so keep checking back soon for more details on how to watch and more.