This year’s Game Awards event will not only celebrate 2021’s games, but it will serve as a news event where games will be announced and shown off. Organizer Geoff Keighley says in a new interview published on the Epic Games website that 40-50 games will appear at the event in “some way or another.” The number of new game announcements, meanwhile, will be in the double digits.
Keighley gave no indication or tease about the specific games to be shown, but he said many of them will be titles releasing in 2022 and 2023. He added that some of the games that will appear at The Game Awards will provide a better look at what the PS5 and Xbox Series X|S consoles are capable of.
“I still feel like we’ve only kind of sort of touched the surface of what’s possible on the PS5 and Xbox Series X, so I think you’ll see some stuff in the show that is truly pretty stunning,” he said. “We’ll see footage of games that will remind people that the best of this industry is still to come.”
Keighley teased that The Game Awards might eventually evolve to further embrace the metaverse, whereby people can watch the show inside of games like Fortnite and Core. Keighley guessed that by 2026, more people will be watching a show like The Game Awards from inside a virtual world as opposed to consuming it via traditional means through a standard video feed.
While Keighley is keen on the metaverse, The Game Awards will not do anything with NFTs. “We’re not doing any NFT stuff,” he said.
The 2021 Game Awards take place on Thursday, December 9, live from Los Angeles. Keep checking back with GameSpot for more.