The 2019 edition of The Game Awards takes place next week at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The annual event will hand out plenty of awards commemorating the year’s best games, content creators, and Esports personalities, alongside a host of new game reveals and surprise announcements. Show organiser Geoff Keighley has promised there will be 10 reveals during the show, saying that none of them have leaked thus far, so it’s sure to be worth tuning in for.
This year’s Game of the Year nominees are Control, Death Stranding, Resident Evil 2, Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and The Outer Worlds. Three of those games–Control, Death Stranding, and Sekiro–are also nominated for Best Action/Adventure Game, Art Direction, Audio Design, and Game Direction.
Death Stranding leads the way with nine total nominations–including those for Mads Mikkelsen and Norman Reedus in the Performance category. Control follows with seven nominations, while Sekiro has five, Resident Evil 2 and Apex Legends both have four, and The Outer Worlds, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, Gears 5, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare, and Outer Wilds all have three each. Other categories include Narrative, Score and Music, Ongoing Game, Games for Impact, and a plethora of Esports awards. You can see everything in the full list of awards and nominees.
The show also promises to be full of new game reveals and announcements. WolfEye Studios–which is helmed by ex-Arkane developers–has confirmed it will be showing its first game at the show. League of Legends developer Riot’s new publishing division, Riot Forge, is also confirmed to be showing a new game at the event next week.
Other than this, however, everything else has been kept under wraps. A new Batman game is reportedly on the way, and it’s been speculated that it will be revealed during the show, but nothing has been confirmed and no footage or art has leaked yet. We also know that the rumored Resident Evil 3 remake will not be at The Game Awards, according to Geoff Keighley. Aside from new game announcements, there will also be live performances from Chvrches and Green Day, and there are sure to be celebrity appearances as well.
When Is The Game Awards?
The 2019 Game Awards takes place on Thursday, December 12, in the United States.
- US East Coast: 8:30 PM ET
- US West Coast: 5:30 PM PT
- US Central: 7:30 PM CST
- London: 1:30 AM GMT (Friday)
- Syndey: 11:30 PM AET (Friday)
Where Can I Watch The Game Awards?
The Game Awards will be streaming live right here on GameSpot, but it will also be available on a wide range of other platforms. Those include:
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