A pandemic can not stop Geoff Keighley from his projects, whether its The Game Awards or Summer Game Fest. The host of The Game Awards announced the 2020 show will happen with a virtual presentation, while still being the biggest it has been so far.
IGN‘s Ryan McCaffery spoke with Keighley on the IGN Unfiltered podcast (will release tomorrow) about the award show.
“Yeah… what I will say about it is, we have a very interesting plan for the show this year,” he said. “We’re definitely doing it. A lot of people are [asking], ‘Are you delaying it? The Oscars are being postponed, are you postponing The Game Awards?’ We are absolutely not. We’ll share more in the coming weeks about it, but it’s actually probably going to be our biggest show yet.”
While the show must be held virtually due to COVID-19, the host does want to keep the presentation of it live, if possible.
“There’s a lot of work and, honestly, our team is working overtime thinking of how we present this in a way that celebrates the industry in a bit bigger fashion. So we’re going to do some live stuff, we’re still hoping to do some spectacle and scale to how we do things, but we’re likely not going to be able to do the ‘traditional’ show this year, but it’s absolutely happening, for sure.”
The Game Awards are more than just an award show. Previous years always offer some announcements and reveals like other games industry events like E3. While we don’t know what surprises Keighley is planning for this December, some major hits will undoubtedly make it on the board to take home an award.
The 2020 Game Awards are still happening, so will you be watching the show? Do you have any favorite games you want to win GOTY? Let us know in the comments.