The Game Awards 2021 will feature between 40 and 50 games, according to organizer Geoff Keighley in a new interview with Epic Games.
“You know, it’s great to have celebrities, it’s great to have music, but I think focusing really on games is important,” Keighley said. “Especially this year, there’ll be a lot of content for 2022 and 2023 that will be showing us our kind of biggest lineup yet of world premieres and announcements.”
Keighley continued, “It’s definitely a very busy year in terms of the number of games we’re being pitched. We’re blessed that pretty much every developer and publisher wants to have some degree of content on the show.”
Keighley could not go into specifics about what will be shown, but did tease that there will be some “truly pretty stunning” stuff.
“I still feel like we’ve only kind of sort of touched the surface of what’s possible on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X, so I think you’ll see some stuff in the show that is truly pretty stunning,” Keighley said. “We’ll see footage of games that will remind people that the best of this industry is still to come.”
According to Keighley, “awards are about half the show, and the other half is the announcements and premieres.”
Keighley also said that this year’s show will include more trailers for things that are not video games, but video games adjacent such as a television show or movie inspired by or recreating a video game.
The Game Awards 2021 will take place on December 9