The Game Awards will celebrate the best games over the past 12 months. But let’s be honest, we’re tuning in for the trailers. The man behind the show, Geoff Keighley, wants developers to show their games. Not CGI trailers. Pure gameplay. He wants developers to “be more transparent about the state of their game.”
Good. It’s better for both developers and gamers. Developers don’t dig themselves into a hole they can’t crawl out of, and gamers get a better look at what they’ll actually be playing.
Let’s look back to 2015 for clues on what to expect. The trailers included:
Where the Water Tastes like Wine Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End Shaq-Fu: A Legend Reborn Telltale’s Batman game Far Cry Primal Psychonauts 2 Quantum Break Rock Band VR Shadow Complex Remastered Rocket League on Xbox One Star Citizen The Walking Dead: Michonne Rise of the Tomb Raider (DLC) Halo 5: Guardians (DLC) Mortal Kombat X (DLC)
15 trailers in all. We know of six for sure during tonight’s show.
When and how to watch
The when starts with the pre-show at 8:30 pm EST. The Game Awards officially kicks off at 9:00 pm EST.
The how is pretty much anywhere on the internet. Twitch and YouTube to Twitter and Snapchat. Here are a couple of links to keep bookmarked: