The Game Awards 2020 will air live on December 10 across more than 45 global video platforms, The Game Awards announced.
This year’s show will broadcast in 4K resolution from studio locations with no in-person audience in Los Angeles, Tokyo, and London. These three host cities will be digitally connected for a celebration complete with live award presentations, musical performances, and world premiere game announcements.
“In 2020, video games have connected and comforted us more than ever, and that makes the 2020 edition of The Game Awards our most important show ever,” said The Game Awards creator, producer, and host Geoff Keighley in a press release. “Our team is working hard to deliver an innovative and thoughtful program that celebrates excellence, previews the future, and amplifies important voices that are shaping the future of this medium.”
Without an in-person audience, viewers and co-streamers will be able to participate and virtually interact with the show across social media, live in-game experiences, and via interactive extensions on streaming platforms such as Twitch. Additional details will be announced at a later date.
The Game Awards 2020 will also present a new award called “Innovation in Accessibility,” which “recognizes software and / or hardware developers that are pushing the medium forward by adding features, technology, and content to help games be played and enjoyed by an even wider audience.”
The show also confirmed that it will serve as a launch pad for a weekend of instantly playable game content, in-game drops, demos, and live streams, and special discounts across all major console and PC platforms on nominated games and more. The Game Festival will also return on Steam with limited time playable demos on upcoming games from both “major studios” and independent developers alike. More details on The Game Awards Sale and The Game Festival will be announced in November.
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