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The Game Awards 2020 Will Not be Postponed and Will be the Biggest One Yet

The Game Awards 2020 Will Not be Postponed and Will be the Biggest One Yet - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 24 August 2020 / 1,453 Views

Geoff Keighley in an interview with IGN revealed The Game Awards 2020 is still happening and will not be postponed. It will also be online and the biggest one yet, according to Keighley. 

"Yeah... what I will say about it is, we have a very interesting plan for the show this year. We're definitely doing it," said Keighley. "A lot of people are [asking], 'Are you delaying it? The Oscars are being postponed, are you postponing The Game Awards?' We are absolutely not. We'll share more in the coming weeks about it, but it's actually probably going to be our biggest show yet.

"We are obviously not going to have 10,000 people in a room together, physically, for the show, but I think... you'll see a little bit of this with how we do Gamescom. We're definitely doing more than just me in a room, announcing winners. I'm really passionate about [still] doing the show live, versus something pre-recorded.

The Game Awards 2020 Will Not be Postponed and Will be the Biggest One Yet

"So, yeah, we're working on some scenarios for ways we can present the show live with a bit of spectacle to people... without the public [being] able to buy tickets to come to the show, and things like that, this year.

"There's a lot of work and, honestly, our team is working overtime thinking of how we present this in a way that celebrates the industry in a bit bigger fashion. So we're going to do some live stuff, we're still hoping to do some spectacle and scale to how we do things, but we're likely not going to be able to do the 'traditional' show this year, but it's absolutely happening, for sure."

The Game Awards usually takes place in December and it is likely no different this year. 


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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8 Comments
xMetroid (on 24 August 2020)

Glad to hear, this has really become a major event in the industry and is now a really high quality production.

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VAMatt xMetroid (on 25 August 2020)

Not so sure I'd call it a major event. But, sure, it's nice.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 25 August 2020)

lets go geoff 2020

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Podings (on 25 August 2020)

Keighley's a powerhouse, and I still think he's pulling a better and more game centric show than Spike ever did. :)

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Azzanation (on 25 August 2020)

Last year they showed off the Series X design, this year i am curious to know what surprises they have.

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TheLegendaryBigBoss Azzanation (on 25 August 2020)

I want starfield and es6 news

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Podings Azzanation (on 25 August 2020)

Iwata was never actually dead.

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shikamaru317 (on 25 August 2020)

The first few 3 years after Spike TV dropped The Game Awards, Geoff Keighley's reboot was very meh compared to the Spike ones, which always had big game announces. Those first few years most of the game announces were indie tier, AA at best. But the 2017, 2018, and 2019 shows all had much bigger announces, SoulCalibur 6, Metro Exodus, and Bayo 3 in 2017, Far Cry New Dawn, Dragon Age 4, Mortal Kombat 11, and The Outer Worlds in 2018, then in 2019 Keighley actually managed to get the Xbox Series X and Hellblade 2 reveal. Here's hoping Keighley can keep up the trend in 2020 with more big announcements.

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