The Game Awards are virtually upon us, which suggests it’s almost time to get a glimpse into 2019 in video video games.
It may be referred to as the Game Awards, however Geoff Keighley’s show is as a lot about revealing new video games as it’s about celebrating launched ones. So let’s have a look into what we all know is on show, in addition to what we will expect.
The Game Awards 2018 – watch it here
Here’s precisely what time you possibly can watch the Game Awards 2018 in the stream above, 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 show will run for about two hours and you possibly can watch it on Twitch, YouTube, and a bunch of different locations. The pretty 4K YouTube stream is embedded up there.
The Game Awards 2018 bulletins
From the outset Geoff Keighley stated this yr’s Game Awards would have extra new reveals than any earlier than it. He’s since confirmed that there might be greater than ten new video games introduced at the occasion.
Here’s what’s been hinted at to date:
Again in January, Chilly Iron Studios was acquired by a subsidiary of Fox, proprietor of the Alien license, and introduced it was engaged on a recreation set inside the universe.
“We’re all excited to be working on such a storied franchise,” studio head Craig Zinkievich stated at 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 recreation seems to be some type of on-line shooter, however particulars are obscure at the second. So, why do we expect it is going to be at the Game Awards? The official Game Awards Twitter just lately altered its cowl photograph to learn “Worlds Will Change”, and the writing seems to be suspiciously comparable to the Weyland-Yutani company font from Alien fiction.
Far Cry Publish Apocalypse
Ubisoft introduced a brand new Far Cry might be proven at the Game Awards later immediately. In the teaser trailer, we see a nuclear bomb go off in the distance, earlier than a survivor readies a makeshift weapon.
Greatest guess can be that this can be a recreation set after the ending of Far Cry 5, having us roam a reworked, desolate model of the United States.
Obsidian’s new RPG
This one is 100% going to be at the Game Awards. Although Obsidian lately received purchased by Microsoft, this recreation appears to be no matter the studio was engaged on with 2K earlier than the acquisition.
Obsidian lately put out a collection of teases on its website, together with a countdown timer to the Game Awards 2018. The teases don’t give a lot away, displaying some in-recreation ads, however they seem to level at some sort of retro-futuristic sci-fi recreation. I’d take an RPG in the XCOM universe, I don’t find out about you, however all the things factors at this being a brand new IP.
Improvement is being led by Fallout co-creators Tim Cain and Leonard Boyarsky, and I personally hope it’s a sci-fi RPG that makes use of the first-individual perspective of recent Fallout video games, somewhat than going previous-faculty isometric.
It’s not a reveal, however we’ve already been advised that there will even be updates on present video games at the Game Awards. Geoff Keighley and Dying 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 recreation. Hopefully we lastly get some correct gameplay so we will inform what the hell it’s all about.
Sq. Enix’s Marvel Avengers
It’s been ages since we’ve heard something about the Avengers challenge being labored on at Crystal Dynamics, however the Game Awards can be the good place to show it off. Why? As a result of 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 reside on Thursday, streaming round the world on 45 platforms. pic.twitter.com/t2pQiMZAYC
— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) November 29, 2018
I do know it’s exhausting whereas sporting a metallic gauntlet, however cross all of your fingers.
This one is a little bit of a attain, however Gearbox has been hinting about this recreation 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.
Enjoyable reality – As we speak is day quantity 334 (variety of days which have elapsed in the yr). Yesterday was 333. It’s actually fascinating how human minds take a lot which means in arbitrary numbering methods and coincidence. Individuals will lose their minds when the calendar flips to yr 3000.
— Randy Pitchford (@DuvalMagic) November 30, 2018
Clearly, he might simply be making an attempt to hold individuals excited, nevertheless it seems like we’re overdue a correct announcement.
Final yr, Hazelight founder Josef Fares got here onto the stage to current his new co-op recreation, A Method Out. This yr, that recreation is up for an award: Greatest Course. Geoff Keighley has confirmed he’ll be getting Fares on-stage as soon as extra.
Producer @geoffkeighley remembers Josef Fares’ on-stage look at final yr’s show. 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 when he doesn’t have a brand new recreation to announce, this part shall be properly value a watch.
Dragon Age four
BioWare has been quietly engaged on this for some time and it appears prefer it is perhaps formally unveiled at 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 weblog final week. “Dragon Age is an extremely essential franchise in our studio, and we’re excited to proceed its legacy.
“Look for more on this in the coming month (though I won’t tell you where to look…).” Our guess? The Game Awards. In any case, the studio is displaying off Anthem there.
BioWare has instantly teased one thing Dragon Age-flavoured at the Game Awards, and current studies recommend it’s a correct sequel. Sadly, it’s apparently nonetheless a great distance off. An age off, you can say. Nonetheless, I’m excited that it even exists. I hope it’s extra Origins than Inquisition.
Don’t miss an unique new look at @anthemgame throughout #TheGameAwards subsequent Thursday night time. #WorldsWillChange pic.twitter.com/5UGfrZz5hn
— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) November 29, 2018
We’ll be getting an unique new look at BioWare’s Anthem at the Game Awards. Have a watch of the tease above for an concept of what to expect.
Crash Staff Racing Remastered
Activision has been on a rampage just lately, remastering its PlayStation classics. Subsequent up is Crash Staff Racing Remastered, initially developed by Naughty Canine in its pre-Uncharted days. Current teases – learn: swag despatched out to influencers – suggests it’s premiering at the Game Awards.
The Game Awards 2018 – what undoubtedly gained’t be there?
Superman: World’s Best gained’t be there
It’s been rumoured for some time that Rocksteady is engaged on a brand new DC recreation. In any case, it’s been some time since Arkham Knight and we haven’t heard a peep out of the studio outdoors of Arkham VR, which was probably a aspect undertaking.
Superman: World’s Best popped up on Game System Necessities, a website devoted to itemizing PC minimal and beneficial specs for video games. The website beforehand listed Satan Might Cry 5 forward of its announcement, although that recreation had been rumoured for some time.
Superman: World’s Best beforehand popped up in a 4chan leak, nevertheless it seemed about as actual as ghost poop. At the time, the leak stated the recreation can be an open-world motion title that featured Superman, Batman, and Robin. Apparently, a comic book of the similar identify does function all three superheroes.
Having three heroes would additionally remedy the Superman online game challenge: how do you stability a recreation the place you play as a god? Should you solely play as him for sure sections, drawback solved. Sadly, Rocksteady has put a out a press release about the rumours. Here’s a tweet from co-founder Sefton Hill:
Wanting ahead to #TheGameAwards this yr! We’re nonetheless exhausting at work in our improvement bunker so don’t expect an announcement from @Rocksteadygames. When it’s prepared to show, you’ll be the first to know. Spoiler: it’s not Superman 😳
— Sefton Hill (@Seftonhill) November 30, 2018
In accordance to that tweet, not solely is Rocksteady not engaged on Superman, the studio has nothing to show at the Game Awards. We will rely this one out, then.
The Final of Us: Half 2
Many have been hoping for an replace on The Final of Us: Half 2 at the Game Awards – perhaps even a launch date! – however sadly that’s not occurring. Here’s the tweet from Naughty Canine that dashed everybody’s hopes on a pointy rock:
We’re wanting ahead to celebrating a yr of unimaginable video games at #TheGameAwards this Thursday, nevertheless, we gained’t have something new to share from The Final of Us Half II. We’re exhausting at work and wanting ahead to revealing extra when the time is true! pic.twitter.com/6iP1AA8ncT
— Naughty Canine (@Naughty_Dog) December four, 2018
The 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.