The Game Awards 2021 - live coverage - Alan Wake 2 announced

Welcome to The Game Awards 2021. As always, Geoff Keighly will be hosting the event, where we see the reveals of which games were the best and most memorable of this year. Even if you're not interested in the show itself, don't forget; game reveals are scheduled throughout the event, with world premieres being teased and hinted at. The show begins very soon, at 6:30 CST.

Live Coverage


  • King of Fighters XV is having a second beta test for PS4 and PS5. Starts Dec 17. Releases Feb 17.
  • A game best on true events...The Texas Chain Saw Massacre video game has been announced
  • Space-based game Homeworld 3 comes Q4 2022
  • Best eSports athlete is Simple
  • Best eSports esports team is Natus Vincere
  • Best eSports coach is KKoma
  • Best eSports event is 2021 LoL World Championship
  • Telltale has a new game called The Expanse with Deck Nine, Life is Strange devs, helping work on it
  • Platinum's new game is being shown. The trailer shows story and gameplay. Babylon's Fall launches March 3
  • Chivalry 2 has a free weekend coming tonight
  • Capcom presents...Monster Hunter Rise: Sunbreak expansion. Summer 2022
  • Fighting, cooking, cooking, in Thirsty Suitors, where you defeat your previous exes. Coming soon.
  • Murder zombies in Evil West, coming 2022
  • Have a Nice Death launches early access this March, and is a Metroidvania with some fast-paced combat
  • Best audio design award goes Forza Horizon 5
  • The Last Guardian's composer is working on a new project. Developed by Thunderful and Wishfully. There's some Shadow of the Colossus vibes going on. A girl rides a mechanical creature across a huge expanse. 2022.
  • And the pre show is over with the reveal that Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is out on Switch, PC, and PS4. Comes March 17th

  • Best indie game award is for Kena: Bridge of Spirits
  • Ninja Theory has a big trailer for their new game, Hellblade 2, Xbox exclusive
  • Lucasfilm Games reveals a Star Wars game called Eclipse, made by Quantic Dream
  • Best performance was for Maggie Robertson for Resident Evil Village
  • Monolith is working on a Wonder Woman game
  • Alan Wake 2 is coming 2023
  • New Sonic 2 movie trailer, comes out April 8th
  • New Horizon Forbidden West trailer
  • Epic Games exclusive for Final Fantasy VII Remake coming to PC
  • Best action game goes to Returnal
  • Slitterhead is a survival horror game with action combat coming from Bokeh Game Studio, from the creator of Silent Hill
  • Pre alpha footage for dinosaur game with survival elements called Nightingale, brand new IP, developer that worked on Dragon Age Inquisition
  • Lord of the Rings: Gollum The Untold Story announced
  • Free to play PUBG
  • Somerville is a game
  • Cuphead's last DLC is teased. June 30, 2022.
  • The next Sonic game is being shown. Sonic Frontiers launches holiday next year.
  • Kojima appears for a moment to show a new movie from Guillermo del Torro called Nightmare Alley in theaters Dec 17
  • Best art direction goes to Deathloop
  • Tales of Arise gets best RPG
  • Best music goes to Nier
  • Content creator of the year goes to Dream
  • Best multiplayer game goes to It Takes Two
  • Best mobile game goes to Genshin Impact despite coming out last year
  • Players Voice was Halo Infinite despite coming out today
  • Best narrative goes to Guardians of the Galaxy
  • Breath of the Wil-like Tchia coming 2022
  • Suicide Squad Kill the Justice League shows off its gameplay, comes out in 2022
  • New trailer for Forspoken
  • Space Marine 2 is coming out
  • The Saints Row reboot is being shown off. August 23
  • Nightmare Before Christmas skins for Fall Guys
  • Best action-adventure goes to Metroid Dread
  • Funcom is making Dune Spice Wars
  • Ashly Burch and Will Arnet take the stage to talk about Tiny Tina's Wonderlands. Comes out March 25.
  • Among Us VR
  • Genshin Impact is getting two new characters
  • Rhythm based metal music action shooter game Metal Hellsinger is out next year
  • Rocket League Sideswipe is a mobile game
  • Google Play Games lets you play Apps on PC, coming 2022.
  • Another Telltale game using Star Trek IP for new game for 2022
  • Meme king Reggie is here for best ongoing game FF14 and best community
  • Epic is publishing what appears to be a melee battle royale game titled Rumbleverse, going into early access soon
  • A Plague Tale: Requiem
  • Dying Light 2 gets a new trailer
  • Crossfire X has another trailer yet again, for Xbox out Feb 10
  • GTFO is a zombie slaying game out now
  • Deathloop wins for direction
  • It Takes Two wins best family game
  • Age of Empires IV gets Sim
  • RE4 VR gets VR
  • Most anticipated game is Elden Ring
  • Elden Ring gets another brand new trailer
  • Intel is releasing GPUs
  • Synced: Off-Planet is a shooter and you have monsters on your arm
  • Stealth shooter in ARC Raiders
  • Keanu is starring in an Unreal Engine 5 demo
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Everybody with a Series or PS5 console should download that Matrix tech demo, it's really impressive stuff.
It's incredible. I just spent the last hour walking and driving around the city. Although, it's funny how no matter how good the technology gets certain gameplay elements, such as the car chase, still feel just like an FMV game from the 90s.
 

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This was actually a pretty awesome show this year (especially compared to last year)! Got some amazing trailers for Sonic, some surprise announcements, some updated information, Metroid Dread won an award and an indie game got GOTY!

All in all, liked it a lot. Great job, Geoff!
 
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