The 5th annual gaming award show has wrapped up and we’ve got the rundown of the biggest news
The Game Awards 2019 was presented live on Thursday and brought with it several new game reveals, some memorable moments and, of course, lots of awards.
The show was once again hosted by its creator and producer Geoff Keighley, who started The Game Awards in 2014, according to its official website. The Game Awards is the successor to the original Game Awards show, which was a Spike TV production and ran from 2003 to 2013.
The original iteration featured Keighley as its host and he continued the tradition when the television network decided to end its run. This year’s co-host was Sydnee Goodman from IGN.
The show was live on over 50 platforms around the world and Keighley mentioned at one point that over 900,000 viewers were tuning in on Twitch alone. YouTube’s stream had about 300,000 viewers consistently throughout the nearly three hour event.
This year’s show included performances by Green Day, Chvrches and Grimes, the reveal of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice as Game of the Year winner and the announcement of a new Fast & Furious video game, plus a whole lot more.
Perhaps the most unexpected announcement was the official reveal of the new Xbox console. Xbox head Phil Spencer was on stage and revealed that Project Scarlett will now be known as Xbox Series X, which is coming holiday 2020.
The announcement was accompanied by a photo of the new system, which looks similar to a desktop PC. Also shown was what appeared to be an Xbox One controller, which likely means there won’t be a revised controller for the new system.
Ninja Theory’s new game for the XSX, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, was also revealed.
Speaking of new consoles, Godfall from Gearbox was revealed as well and it’ll be a PlayStation 5 console exclusive in holiday 2020. That also confirms the PS5 will hit store shelves around the same time as the Xbox Series X.
A new feature of The Game Awards this year is the Game Festival, which allows players to play demos of 13 upcoming games on Steam. Keighley said next year the program will be extended across platforms.
The games include SkateBIRD, System Shock, Haven, The Drifter and more. The catch is that the demos are only available for 48 hours. You can check out the demos through Saturday at 10 a.m.
If you missed The Game Awards 2019, you can watch a full replay of the show below or take a look at our list of reveals and moments as well as the winners list below.
Game Reveals & New Trailers:
Notes: All new games “coming 2020” unless otherwise noted. List is presented in order of appearance on the show and may not include everything.
- World Premiere | Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 DLC – Gambit, Ice Man and more join the battle in the game’s second DLC pack on December 23, 2019
- World Premiere | Maneater – coming May 22, 2020
- Jumanji characters in Dreams
- World Premiere | Humankind first gameplay trailer; players will control a created avatar
- World Premiere | No More Heroes III: The Return trailer
- World Premiere | Final Fantasy VII Remake trailer
- World Premiere | Xbox Series X – holiday 2020; Phil Spencer announces the new Xbox console with a photo of what looks like a PC along with an Xbox One controller
- World Premiere | Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II for Xbox Series X
- World Premiere: Godfall coming from Gearbox Publishing holiday 2020 exclusively for PlayStation 5 (which also confirms PS5 is coming holiday 2020)
- World Premiere | Bravely Default II announcement trailer
- World Premiere | Prologue from playerunknown teased
- World Premiere | Sons of the Forest announcement trailer
- World Premiere | Ruined King: A League of Legends Story announcement teaser; story-driven, turn-based RPG
- World Premiere | Magic: Legends
- World Premiere | Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance reveal trailer
- Ori: The Will of Wisps – new trailer
- World Premiere | Weird West
- World Premiere | Ghost of Tsushima extended trailer; coming to PS4 summer 2020
- World Premiere | Nine to Five reveal trailer
- World Premiere | New World (Amazon Games) reveal trailer
- World Premiere | Convergence: A League of Legends Story reveal teaser
- Surgeon Simulator 2 trailer
- World Premiere | The Wolf Among Us 2 teaser
- World Premiere | Fast & Furious Crossroads coming May 2020
- Green Day performance + announcement that Green Day will be featured in Beat Saber
- Chvrches/Game Awards Orchestra performance
- Jumanji cast promotes Dreams on PS4
- Phil Spencer announces Project Scarlett is now known as Xbox Series X and coming holiday 2020
- Stephen Curry form the Golden State Warriors on stage to announce eSports player of the year
- An exclusive PlayStation 5 game, Godfall, revealed and a confirmation of holiday 2020 for PS5
- Norman Reedus presents Best Action Game
- Muppets Beaker and Bunsen on stage to present Games for Impact and a hilarious Untitled Beaker Game skit
- Former head of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aime on stage to present the award for Fresh Indie Game
- Hideo Kojima on stage to accept award for best game direction
- Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez live on stage to announce the new Fast & Furious game
- Game of the Year: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
- Best Action Adventure Game: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
- Best Game Direction: Death Stranding
- Best Fresh Indie Game: Disco Elysium
- Best Independent Game: Disco Elysium
- Player’s Voice: Fire Emblem: Three Houses
- Best Action Game: Devil May Cry 5
- Best Family Game: Luigi’s Mansion 3
- Best Fighting Game: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
- Best Mobile Game: Call of Duty: Mobile
- Best Multiplayer Game: Apex Legends
- Best Narrative: Disco Elysium
- Best Ongoing Game: Fortnite
- Best Performance: Mads Mikkelsen, Death Stranding
- Best Role-Playing Game: Disco Elysium
- Best Sports/Racing Game: Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled
- Best Strategy Game (real-time, turn-based): Fire Emblem: Three Houses
- Best VR/AR Game: Beat Saber
- Best Art Direction: Control (Remedy/505 Games)
- Best Audio Design: Call of Duty Modern Warfare
- Score & Music: Death Stranding
- Best Community Support: Destiny 2
- Games for Impact Award: Gris
- Content Creator of the Year: Shroud
- eSports Game of the Year: League of Legends
- eSports Player: Bugha
- eSports Coach: Zonic
- eSports Event: League of Legends World Championship 2019
- eSports Host: Sjokz
- eSports Team: G2 eSports