What’s better than just watching the Game Awards? Being there (virtually), of course!
It’s that time of year again, and The Game Awards are broadcasting live this evening (or tomorrow morning, depending on your time zone). The Game Awards are as much about new game reveals and world premiere announcements as they are the awards themselves (arguably more so), with an action-packed lineup promised for viewers.
Several games have been confirmed as being showcased during the estimated 3-hour long show, including The Lord of the Rings: Gollum, Dying Light 2 and Suicide Squad: Kill The Justice League, but we will also see the reveal of four as-yet-unannounced PC games, that will be coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC on Day One. As we all know, Microsoft loves using these huge events to make Game Pass announcements, so even though nothing has been officially confirmed, it’s likely we’ll see some games showcased that are heading to Xbox’s console subscription service.
For those in the UK, like us, the show starts at 01:00 GMT on the 10th of December, and you can watch it through all of the usual channels.
Just watching is so 2020, though
The Game Awards has launched its first official metaverse experience on Core, a platform for user-created games, interactive experiences and live events. Fans will be able to watch and interact with the awards show live on Thursday, December 9 beginning at 8:00 PM ET / 5:00 PM PT, Friday, December 10 2:00 AM CET / 1:00 AM GMT from inside of Axial Tilt, an interactive world that serves as a metaverse hub for programming and events hosted by Geoff Keighley.
Axial Tilt is an entirely new way for gamers and fans to interact with the event, and will not only allow you to watch the show live but also participate in mini-games and interactive experiences exclusive to Axial Tilt. A red carpet experience will be running in the lead up to the show, and a special guest DJ will be performing at the ‘after-party’.
“I’m always on the lookout for exciting new ways to bring The Game Awards to new audiences,” said Geoff Keighley, creator, executive producer and host of The Game Awards. “The emergence of new metaverse platforms like Core, and the extended virtual experiences they enable around live events, presented an amazing opportunity to give fans a new interactive way to experience the show. And considering it’s a show about interactive entertainment, it felt like a perfect fit.”
Axial Tilt is available for free on Core today here or players can take a portal directly from Core World, the starting hub world for all Core players. Core can be downloaded at CoreGames.com or the Epic Games Store. You can download Fortnite from the Epic Games Store and type in map code 0960-3147-4924 into the Island Code tab.
For more information and to stay up to date on the latest The Game Awards announcements, please visit: www.thegameawards.com or contact: [email protected].