Sony, Nintendo, Microsoft and the largest video game publishers have teamed up to bring “The Game Awards”. The very first event will debut on December 5, 2014, live from the Axis Theater in Las Vegas.
This new awards show will feature trailers offering first looks of new games, appearances by game developers, eSports players and online content creators, musical performances as well hand out awards. It appears to be the video game industry’s answer to Spike TV’s “VGX”, formerly known as formerly “The Video Game Awards.”
The Event will be available for streaming via PlayStation Network, Xbox Live and Valve and Nintendo’s Steam in attempt to reach a larger audience. GameTrailers TV host, Geoff Keighley will also help produce.
“The ‘Game Awards 2014′ will celebrate our collective love of games and the passion we all hold in our hearts for this incredible entertainment medium,” Keighley explains. “Gaming has never been stronger, and this year we will celebrate the fastest-selling launch year ever for new game consoles, the dramatic rise of eSports and mobile gaming around the globe, and preview the games that will make 2015 the biggest year yet.”
Geoff and “The Game Awards” has an incredible list of supporters including Hideo Kojima, president, Kojima Prods, Reggie Fils-Aime, president and chief operating officer of Nintendo of America, Peter Moore, chief operating officer, Electronic Arts, Xbox Chief Phil Spencer and many more.
“The Game Awards’ is a special event to honor the achievements in gaming, our talented developers and devoted fans. We look forward to celebrating the power of games this December,” said Yves Guillemot, CEO at Ubisoft.
“We have long been believers in the potential for videogames to inspire, challenge and entertain, and we look forward to standing with the industry to celebrate the medium at ‘The Game Awards’ this year,” added Jennifer Kolbe, VP of Publishing at Rockstar Games
I for one am looking forward to this awards show. Hopefully it turns out a lot better than Spike’s VGX, or the awful Golden Joysticks awards.