The Game Awards are virtually upon us, which implies it’s almost time to get a glimpse into 2019 in video games.
It may be known as the Game Awards, however Geoff Keighley’s present is as a lot about revealing new games as it’s about celebrating launched ones. So let’s have a look into what we all know is on present, in addition to what we will count on.
Game Awards 2018 – the right way to watch
Here’s precisely what time you possibly can watch the Game Awards 2018, by area:
- Los Angeles: December 6 – 17:30
- New York: December 6: 20:30
- Brazil: December 6: 23:30
- UK: December 7 – 01:30
- Russia: December 7 – 03:30
- Japan: December 7 – 10:30
- Australia: December 7 – 11:30
The present will run for about two hours and you may watch it on Twitch, YouTube, and a bunch of different locations. We’ll embed the beautiful 4K YouTube stream in right here.
Game Awards 2018 bulletins
From the outset Geoff Keighley stated this year’s Game Awards would have more new reveals than any before it. He’s since confirmed that there might be greater than ten new games introduced on the occasion.
Here’s what’s been hinted at to this point:
Back in January, Cold Iron Studios was acquired by a subsidiary of Fox, proprietor of the Alien license, and introduced it was engaged on a game set throughout the universe.
“We’re all excited to be working on such a storied franchise,” studio head Craig Zinkievich stated on the time. “To explore areas of the universe that fans haven’t gotten to experience, to put a game in that setting, is incredible.”
The game seems to be some sort of on-line shooter, however particulars are obscure in the mean time. So, why do we expect will probably be on the Game Awards? The official Game Awards Twitter lately altered its cowl photograph to learn “Worlds Will Change”, and the writing appears to be like suspiciously much like the Weyland-Yutani company font from Alien fiction.
Superman: World’s Finest received’t be there
It’s been rumoured for some time that Rocksteady is engaged on a brand new DC game. After all, it’s been some time since Arkham Knight and we haven’t heard a peep out of the studio exterior of Arkham VR, which was almost certainly a aspect challenge.
Superman: World’s Finest popped up on Game System Requirements, a website devoted to itemizing PC minimal and advisable specs for games. The website beforehand listed Devil May Cry 5 forward of its announcement, although that game had been rumoured for some time.
Superman: World’s Finest beforehand popped up in a 4chan leak, nevertheless it regarded about as actual as ghost poop. At the time, the leak stated the game could be an open-world motion title that featured Superman, Batman, and Robin. Interestingly, a comic book of the identical title does characteristic all three superheroes.
Having three heroes would additionally remedy the Superman video game challenge: how do you stability a game the place you play as a god? If you solely play as him for sure sections, drawback solved. Unfortunately, Rocksteady has put a out an announcement concerning the rumours. Here’s a tweet from co-founder Sefton Hill:
Looking ahead to #TheGameAwards this yr! We’re nonetheless onerous at work in our improvement bunker so don’t count on an announcement from @Rocksteadygames. When it’s prepared to point out, you’ll be the primary to know. Spoiler: it’s not Superman ?
— Sefton Hill (@Seftonhill) November 30, 2018
According to that tweet, not solely is Rocksteady not engaged on Superman, the studio has nothing to point out on the Game Awards. We can rely this one out, then.
Obsidian’s new RPG
This one is 100% going to be on the Game Awards. Though Obsidian recently got bought by Microsoft, this game appears to be regardless of the studio was working on with 2K earlier than the acquisition.
Obsidian recently put out a series of teases on its website, together with a countdown timer to the Game Awards 2018. The teases don’t give a lot away, exhibiting some in-game ads, however they seem to level at some sort of retro-futuristic sci-fi game. I’d take an RPG within the XCOM universe, I don’t learn about you. Development is being led by Fallout co-creators Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky.
Dragon Age 4
BioWare has been quietly engaged on this for some time and it appears to be like prefer it may be formally unveiled on the Game Awards 2018. “You know we’re also working on some secret Dragon Age stuff,” BioWare boss Casey Hudson wrote on the studio’s blog final week. “Dragon Age is an extremely essential franchise in our studio, and we’re excited to proceed its legacy.
“Look for extra on this within the coming month (although I received’t inform you the place to look…).” Our guess? The Game Awards. After all, the studio is exhibiting off Anthem there.
It’s not a reveal, however we’ve already been advised that there can even be updates on current games on the Game Awards. Geoff Keighley and Death Stranding director Hideo Kojima’s shut relationship has been extremely publicised, and the Game Awards has beforehand been the place the place we acquired new trailers for the mysterious game. Hopefully we lastly get some correct gameplay so we will inform what the hell it’s all about.
Square Enix’s Marvel Avengers
It’s been ages since we’ve heard something concerning the Avengers challenge being labored on at Crystal Dynamics, however the Game Awards could be the right place to point out it off. Why? Because the Russo brothers, administrators of Avengers, are presenting one thing on-stage. The official Game Awards Twitter introduced the information:
Many nice presenters will be a part of us subsequent Thursday night time for #TheGameAwards. We’re excited to welcome @russo_brothers, administrators of Avengers, to #TheGameAwards! Don’t miss them dwell on Thursday, streaming all over the world on 45 platforms. pic.twitter.com/t2pQiMZAYC
— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) November 29, 2018
I do know it’s onerous whereas carrying a steel gauntlet, however cross all of your fingers.
This one is a little bit of a attain, however Gearbox has been hinting about this game being in some type of improvement for years. Now studio head Randy Pitchford is teasing his followers on Twitter, simply earlier than the Game Awards.
Fun reality – Today is day quantity 334 (variety of days which have elapsed within the yr). Yesterday was 333. It’s actually fascinating how human minds take a lot which means in arbitrary numbering methods and coincidence. People will lose their minds when the calendar flips to yr 3000.
— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) November 30, 2018
Obviously, he may simply be making an attempt to maintain folks excited, nevertheless it appears like we’re overdue a correct announcement.
Last yr, Hazelight founder Josef Fares got here onto the stage to current his new co-op game, A Way Out. This yr, that game is up for an award: Best Direction. Geoff Keighley has confirmed he’ll be getting Fares on-stage as soon as extra.
Producer @geoffkeighley remembers Josef Fares’ on-stage look eventually yr’s present. What’s in retailer this? Josef is again as a nominee and something can occur on Thursday night time! pic.twitter.com/3RuNFxZTNa
— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) December 1, 2018
Even if he doesn’t have a brand new game to announce, this part might be properly price a watch.
— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) November 29, 2018
We’ll be getting an unique new have a look at BioWare’s Anthem on the Game Awards. Have a watch of the tease above for an thought of what to anticipate.
Game Awards 2018 – award classes and nominations
For a full rundown of the classes and nominations, take a look at our devoted Game Awards 2018 web page.