Game of the Year season gets underway this week when the Game Awards 2020 airs digitally. The awards ceremony has become an unmissable spectacle in recent years, with studios using it as a platform for major game announcements. The event could be bigger than ever this year given that conventions like E3 haven’t taken place, removing what’s usually the centerpiece of new game revelations.
When do the Game Awards start?
This year’s Game Awards begin Thursday, December 10 at 4:00 p.m. PT. There will be a 30-minute pre-show hosted by Sydnee Goodman that begins at 3:30 p.m. PT.
Where can I view the Game Awards?
The good news is that there is no shortage of ways to visit the show this year, so it will be hard to miss. It is broadcast on 45 different platforms around the world, including TikTok and Steam.
The Game Awards will host the show on all of its social channels including Twitter, Facebook Live, YouTube, and Twitch. The show also allows any content creator to stream it together. Anyone who wants to host it on their own channel can sign up here.
What will be shown at the Game Awards?
While there will be a lot of secrets this year, some revelations about the game have been confirmed. BioWare says it will give a new look at Dragon Age 4 during the broadcast and Activision shows a trailer for it Call of Duty: Cold War̵
The Game Awards has also slowly released its list of presenters, including Brie Larson, Gal Godot, Nolan North and the Swedish Chef.
Who are the nominees for the Game Awards?
There are 30 categories on this year’s show, honoring games as well as personalities in the video game industry. The biggest player this year is The Last of Us Part II, good for 11 prizes, including Game of the Year. Indie hit Hades, nominated for eight awards, could also take an underdog win in the category. The rest of the Game of the Year field includes Animal Crossing: New Horizons, Doom Eternal, Final Fantasy VII Remake, and Spirit of Tsushima.
Other big players include Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout, which brings in four prizes, including the best multiplayer game. It will fight it out against indie hits Among us in that category.