Since its debut, The Game Awards has established itself as one of the most important yearly events in the gaming industry. The event acts as a recap of the year in gaming, spotlighting the finest games of the year and offering fans a sneak peek at what’s to come from some of their favorite studios. As the autumn season approaches, fans will be able to find out when the 2021 Game Awards will air before the year closes.
The Game Awards were founded in 2014 by Geoff Keighley, a well-known figure in the games business, in conjunction with some of the industry’s greatest names, including Nintendo and IGN. It was a spiritual successor to the Spike Video Game Awards, which aired from 2003 to 2013 as the network’s main award event, taking the place of the MTV Movie Awards.
The 2020 Game Awards were still held, but due to the coronavirus epidemic, it was primarily a virtual affair, with only a few individuals present in the studio and the majority of awardees and presenters calling in from home.
On Thursday, December 9, the 2021 Game Awards will be held in front of a live audience for the first time. It will be broadcast live from Los Angeles, California’s Microsoft Theater, which hosted the event from 2015 through 2019. Along with the prizes, the program will feature musical acts as well as many world debuts.
It’s shaping up to be a major year for the event, especially after the success of the Game Awards in 2020. Despite being a virtual event, the performance had over 83 million views online, the most in the event’s history.
The Last of Us 2 swept the board, collecting 11 prizes, including Game of the Year, eliciting a mixed reaction from critics and fans. Hades, Ghost of Tsushima, and Final Fantasy 7 Remake were among the titles nominated for several accolades in the wake of The Last of Us Part 2.
The exhibition in 2021 is shaping up to be one of the most intriguing in its history, thanks in part to how COVID-19 influenced the release of many key games. However, when the event comes around, there are still a few significant titles that may be expected to be nominated in some way or another. Deathloop, Hitman 3, Psychonauts 2, No More Heroes 3, Life is Strange: True Colors, It Takes Two, and Returnal are among the candidates, so don’t be shocked.