And probably even more award winners delegated to brief mentions.
Click image for larger version

Name:	TGA2021.jpg
Views:	859
Size:	53.0 KB
ID:	3514467

The Game Awards 2021 will include "double digit" new game announcements. This is according to creator and host of the show, Geoff Keighley, in an interview with industry veteran Brian Crecente. This interview was made for and shared to the Epic Games Store for some unknown reason. Maybe this is just an indication that all of the new PC game announcements are going to be Epic Games Store exclusive. Wouldn't that be just swell?

Keighley says that he expects the show to showcase between 40 to 50 games this year in "some way or another." This includes games that are expected to be released in 2022 and 2023. Keighley also says that this year's show will be split fairly evenly between awards and world premiere game announcements.

I'd like to believe that this is the case, but over the years a number of the actual winner announcements have been pushed to very brief mentions as bookends to the show's commercial breaks.

Keighley also says that this year's show "will definitely see more trailers for things that aren't video games, but are rather video games adjacent, like a television show or movie inspired by or recreating a game." Maybe that includes the first trailer for The Last of Us HBO series.

The Game Awards 2021 will once again feature a live orchestra performance. There will also be celebrity guest appearances. Yay. Woo. Everybody loves those.

Though this year's event will feature a live audience, attendance will be limited to half of its usual size. Those in attendance will need to be vaccinated and everyone is required to wear masks.

The Game Awards 2021 will air on December 9, 2021 at 8PM (ET) from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.