Gamers are excited about the Game Awards 2023 happening on December 7th with Geoff Keighley hosting. It’ll be a fun night with new game announcements, music, and awards for the top games of the year. Keighley’s been busy but he’s been updating us about the big night. He says it’ll be an amazing show that you can watch online on YouTube, Twitch, Facebook, Instagram, Kik, TikTok, Twitter, and gaming websites like IGN and GameSpot.
Event Schedule and How to Watch:
- Date and Time: The main event will start at 5 PM PT / 8 PM ET on December 7, preceded by a 30-minute pre-show.
- Streaming Platforms: Viewers can watch the show on various platforms including IGN.com, YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Facebook, and more.
- IGN Coverage: IGN will host a pre-show at 4 PM PT / 7 PM ET and a post-show analysis featuring top moments and extended game reveals.
What to Expect
Geoff Keighley has hinted at numerous surprises and brand-new reveals for this year’s awards. Audiences can expect:
- Major game announcements from companies like Microsoft, Sega, and Epic Games.
- Reveals of upcoming games and expansions such as Baldur’s Gate 3, Warframe, and possibly Death Stranding 2, Elden Ring’s DLC, and more.
- Performances by bands like Poets of the Fall, and appearances by notable figures from the gaming world.
Game of the Year Contenders
The competition for the Game of the Year is particularly fierce, with top contenders including:
- Alan Wake 2, Baldur’s Gate 3, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Super Mario Bros. Wonder, and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
- Each of these games has garnered multiple nominations, with Alan Wake 2 and Baldur’s Gate 3 leading with eight nominations each.
Security and Organization
Keighley has promised enhanced security measures to ensure a smooth and uninterrupted event. This step is part of the organizers’ commitment to providing a safe and enjoyable experience for all attendees and participants.
Highlights of the Event
Some of the most anticipated highlights of The Game Awards 2023 include:
- The reveal of Baldur’s Gate 3’s Xbox release date by Larian Studios.
- Expected announcements from Microsoft about future projects and collaborations.
- Sega’s presentation of a “new era with new energy,” hinted at major upcoming releases.
- Epic Games showcases a trailer for Rocket Racing, an innovative racing game within Fortnite.
- An extended look at the next Warframe expansion, Whispers in the Walls, by Digital Extremes.
Special Appearances and Performances
Adding to the entertainment value of the event, there will be special appearances and performances:
- The Finnish rock band Poets of the Fall will perform live, bringing the Alan Wake 2 experience to the stage.
- Celebrity appearances, including guest presenters like The Muppets’ Gonzo and Kratos voice actor Christopher Judge.
Potential Surprises and Rumors
Rumors and speculations about potential game reveal add an extra layer of excitement to the awards. Fans are eagerly anticipating possible announcements or teasers for:
- Death Stranding 2 and Elden Ring’s Shadow of the Erdtree DLC.
- Final Fantasy VII Rebirth and Starfield’s Shattered Space DLC.
- A potential Resident Evil Code: Veronica remake.
For those unable to attend in person, comprehensive coverage of the event will be available across various platforms. IGN, in particular, will offer extensive reporting, including a breakdown of the biggest moments, announcements, and winners of the night. Their post-show analysis, brought to you by the U.S. Air Force, will feature a panel of industry experts, ensuring that fans don’t miss any of the excitement.
Expect the 2023 Game Awards to be a huge event for players around the globe. It’s an evening to applaud last year’s top games and look forward to upcoming ones. We’ll see celebs, and unexpected reveals, and hand out the awards. Every gamer will want to watch this.
For more details on The Game Awards 2023, including the full list of nominees and where to watch, visit the official Game Awards website.