The Game Awards: How to Watch, Start Time, And Everything You Should Know. The Game Awards 2021 are almost here, and it looks like it will not only celebrate the best games of the year, but also share a glimpse of the future with world premiere announcements and updates on not only some of the most anticipated titles coming to the PS5, Xbox Series X/S, Nintendo Switch, PC, and beyond, but also shows and movies based on games.
Where Will the Game Awards 2021 Happen?
The Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles will host the Game Awards 2021. The live broadcast will begin at 8 p.m. EST on Thursday, Dec. 9, and will last until 11 p.m. Fans can watch the show on its official website, as well as on YouTube and Twitch, as well as on social media platforms such as Facebook, TikTok, and Twitter.
Games Awards 2021 Expectations
To give you an idea of the scale of announcements made at The Game Awards, last year’s show featured Back 4 Blood’s debut trailer as well as teases for the next Mass Effect and Dragon Age games, though the lineup was somewhat thinned out by the COVID-19 disease outbreak, which put a dent in development plans all year.
Last year, many announcements were for content updates to existing games. In his podcast, Keighley stated that viewers can expect a more normal schedule of announcements this year.
According to Keighley, those 90 minutes of game hype will include at least two current-generation console games that will garner a lot of attention. The first two trailers are “surprises that will get people excited,” he says, and others will feature games that are three to four years away from release.
Games Awards 2021: Special News
This year, Reeves returns alongside The Matrix co-star Carrie-Anne Moss. Reggie Fils-Aime, former Nintendo of America president, returns to the stage, along with Shang-Chi star Simu Liu. Sting and Imagine Dragons are among the musical guests.
Furthermore, the return to an in-person event (last year’s show was a virtual broadcast due to the pandemic) means that The Game Awards Orchestra, led by Lorne Balfe, will provide musical accompaniments and interludes throughout.
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The Game Awards are also known for enlisting celebrities and other pop culture figures to present hardware and promote whatever they’re working on at the time. Brie Larson, Ralph Macchio, Gal Gadot, Keanu Reeves, and The Swedish Chef, among others, appeared on last year’s show.
How To Watch Game Awards 2021?
The Game Awards 2021 official Livestream begins with a 30-minute pre-show at 4:30 PM PT / 7:30 PM ET, followed by the main show at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET. Over 30 award categories in general gaming and esports will be announced, including Game of the Year, Best Game Direction, Esports Team of the Year, and Esports Player of the Year.
According to an Epic Games interview with Keighley, the event will also feature announcements involving “40 to 50 games,” with the number of brand-new titles announced, “probably in the double digits.” So far, the only game teased for the show is Daedalic Entertainment’s The Lord Of The Rings: Gollum.
Can I Watch Game Awards 2021 on YouTube?
The Game Awards will be streamed live on its official YouTube and Twitch channels, as well as direct feeds on social media platforms such as Facebook, TikTok, and Twitter, as well as right here on GameSpot.
Steam will also show the event, which will be co-located with the Game Awards Festival and will feature select demos of upcoming games, while Oculus will provide a 180-degree virtual reality experience via Oculus Venues.
Furthermore, the Game Awards has chosen several Twitch streamers, YouTube channels, and Facebook Live streamers to serve as Official Co-Streamers for the event. As the event approaches, the list of selected channels will be updated.