The Game Awards 2021: When they start, where to watch, and new premieres

The Video Game Awards 2021, the 8th edition of Geoff Keighley’s year-end display of huge video games both brand-new and coming quickly, starts Thursday, Dec. 9 with a pre-show at 7:30 p.m. EST/4:30 p.m. PST. The centerpiece begins at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST, and runs for the next 3 hours.

You can enjoy this year’s gala right here, by means of YouTube. The Video game Awards 2021 will likewise stream survive on Twitch, Facebook Live, TikTok, Twitter, Steam, and other platforms.

“More than half” of this year’s program will be committed to brand-new video game statements, Keighley stated in a podcast recently. When it comes to what will appear, Suicide Team: Eliminate the Justice League from Rocksteady Games, makers of the Batman: Arkham series, was validated for a brand-new trailer on Wednesday. Keighley likewise guaranteed “a Sonic double header,” verifying a brand-new trailer for Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (the motion picture, that is) and a 2nd best.

Keighley likewise meant 4 to 5 “Elden Ring-type” world premieres, referencing the trailer that premiered throughout the Summer season Video game Fest Kickoff occasion Keighley hosted throughout E3 this summertime. By that, Keighley stated Wednesday on Reddit, he indicates “an announced game already that we showed first gameplay on.”

“We have a LOT of new game announcements tomorrow (I think more than 10),” Keighley stated, “and some are really big/triple A level stuff.” Amongst a few of the other trailers he’s seen, Keighley stated one is a six-minute “extended premiere.”

The Video game Awards 2021 will likewise give out hardware to among 5 candidates in 30 classifications (complete list). Amongst the larger awards, Deathloop, It Takes 2, Metroid Fear, Psychonauts 2, Cog & Clank: Rift Apart and Citizen Evil Town are up for Video game of the Year; all of them have numerous elections in other classifications, lead by Deathloop with 9 in all.

This year’s speakers will consist of Shang-Chi star Simu Liu and The Matrix’s Carrie-Anne Moss. She will appear along with co-star (and video gaming display pillar) Keanu Reeves, who returns the program along with previous Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime. The Video Game Awards Orchestra, carried out by Lorne Balfe, is back after a one-year, pandemic-related hiatus.

Will Hideo Kojima exist?

“He’s never too far from my shows!” Keighley stated Wednesday.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.