Geoff Keighley has announced an announcement: that the nominees for The Game Awards 2018 will be revealed next Tuesday, November 13 at 12:00 PM Eastern/9:00 AM Pacific time.
Nominee’s for The Game Awards 2018 will undoubtedly include God of War, Marvel’s Spider-Man, Forza Horizon 4, and Red Dead Redemption 2. Hopefully alongside them are smaller titles such as Into the Breach, Celeste, and Florence.
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) November 7, 2018
The Game Awards 2018 is currently scheduled to premiere on Thursday, December 6, 2018 in Los Angeles. Tickets are still available via Axs for $70.00 per ticket. Viewership of the 2017 awards show were triple that of 2016. Winners of that show included The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, What Remains of Edith Finch, Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, Overwatch, Persona 5, Cuphead, and Super Mario Odyssey among others.
Announcements and “World Premiere” trailers are the name of the game when it comes to watching The Game Awards 2018, as the draw of seeing gameplay for the next big game is bigger than watching the expected winners take home the prize. Last year’s reveals included From Software’s VR title Déraciné , In the Valley of Gods by Campo Santo, Breath of the Wild DLC, and Bayonetta 3. I’m pretty sure you can also expect another Death Stranding trailer given Keighley and Hideo Kojima’s friendship.
Geoff Keighley has been hard at work on The Game Awards 2018 for a few months now and shared some of his thoughts on producing the show on Twitter:
Giving my all to
@thegameawards this year. We’re trying a lot of new things, but I want the show to continually evolve every year. It is such an honor to produce it for you. We’re on the brink of so much news about this year’s plans. Sitting here in our @thegameawards office thinking about the big picture. If you were producing the show, what changes would you make? Where are our blind spots? Making a show like this is always about balance and compromise. Can never please everyone. But I’ll give it my all. Some people want more awards. Others want more announcements. Maybe you want us to remove a category, or to add one. We take all the feedback into consideration, but ultimately I must build the show that I think best represents gaming to the world. I think about it a lot.
Keighley recently welcomed Steven Ma, senior vice president for Tencent’s interactive entertainment division, to its advisory board earlier this week.
“I am honored to be a part of the illustrious advisory board for the Game Awards,” said Ma. “Their awards are a celebration of the gaming industry and players around the globe, and have been a key voice in both recognizing achievements and understanding future trends.”