The Game Awards will be returning December 10 as an all-digital event, but with all the same bells and whistles as previous years. (Presenting awards, special musical performances, and of course, loads of WORLD PREMIERES.)

For the past few years, the event has been held at the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles, and 5,000 developers, influencers, and fans have gathered to honor the year’s biggest games and stories. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, large gatherings have been exchanged for online events. Live shooting will be happening at three locations at small soundstages in Los Angeles, Tokyo, and London.

In an interview with GamesBeat, Geoff Keighley expanded on that decision, saying “One of my dreams from the show is to move it around to different cities, and I always used to say we could try it in Tokyo or in London. And this year, because of the unique situation we’re in, we’re going to be able to have live stages in Tokyo and London and Los Angeles. But we’re not going to have a big public audience at any of the venues for safety reasons.”

With the Xbox Series S and Series X, along with the PlayStation 5 releasing later this fall, it promises to be a big year for the event, which drew in nearly 50 million viewers with a peak audience of 7.7 million last year.

Ending the special announcements; another Game Festival will also take place during The Game Awards, promising players access to special demos, chats with developers, live streams, and more. Finally, another award will be joining the roster of those presented during the event, for Innovation in Accessibility.

Stay tuned to Gaming Access Weekly for more information about The Game Awards 2020!

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Amanda G.

Mom, Army wife, talkative introvert and retail veteran are the best adjectives to describe this Midwestern native. Amanda has been playing games since Tomb Raider back in the ’90s. Fast forward 20-some-odd years, you’ll find her with a little less time on her hands, but she’ll still play anything with a great story and memorable characters. (Bonus points if there’s a female protagonist involved!) In her free time you’ll find her playing tabletop RPG’s with friends, and hanging out with her husband Adam, son Will, and Boykin Spaniel/Corgi/Blue Heeler mix Arya Bark!