At last night's The Game Awards, the usual glitz and glamour were on in full display as the entire industry celebrated the best games (and people in gaming) from the past year. It had it all, the awkward presentations from celebrities (The-Ken), cringe gaming ads (Apex Legends) and upsets (who saw Sekiro winning Game of the Year?). But, as for usual, the night belonged to new games announcements and reveals. And while we never got blockbusters after blockbusters, we still got some decent noteworthy stuff to chew on. Here are our favourite game announcements/reveals from the Game Awards:
microsoft showed us next-gen xbox
Arguably the nights biggest bombshell of an announcement belonged to Microsoft as they shocked the world by giving us our first look at their next-gen hardware. Dubbed the Xbox Series X, a fancy trailer gave us a tease on what to expect with this new console before the head of Xbox Phil Spencer, confirmed that black mini fridge with a controller was indeed the next Xbox. During the show we didn't receive much more information (apart from further confirmation that this is the most powerful Xbox ever created) but, thanks to an exclusive with Gamespot, Spencer confirmed the Xbox Series X will support discs and is "roughly as wide as an Xbox One controller". He went on to state that the Xbox Series X was "designed to be as quiet as possible", sporting a large fan designed to push out "high volumes of air" from the top and keep the console cool.
The Xbox reveals didn't stop there as we also got a look at another game announced for the Series X in the form of Ninja Theory's Senua's Saga: Hellblade 2. A follow-up to the multiplatform hit Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, we didn't get much information about the sequel, but that was an impressive first trailer.
The First ps5 game is godfall
'A next-gen third person looter slasher starring sci-fi knights...errr WHAT?!' That was our reaction when watching the trailer for the new game Godfall. Coming after all the Xbox megaton reveals, Playstation fans weren't denied a piece of all the next-gen loving as GodFall was revealed to officially be the first PS5 game. Published by Gearbox, the game will come to PS5 and PC (an Epic Games Store exclusive) in late 2020 as a next-gen "looter-slasher".
“We’re innovating with Godfall to provide a fresh take on action RPGs by rewarding skill-based offensive gameplay and making every hit matter,” Keith Lee, Creative Director of Godfall and CEO of Counterplay Games, said. “Namely, we want to feed into that yearning for the next best piece in your character build, so we plan to provide plenty of loot to players to ensure there’s meaningful impact to gameplay and playstyles.”
It all sounds like Destiny/Anthem with sci-fi knights and swords to me, so I am hype.
New Trailers For No more heroes 3 and final fantasy 7
With all the hoopla about new Xbox and Playstation, Nintendo fans, unfortunately, didn't have much news to hype about. Yes we are getting more DLC for Marvel Ultimate Alliance, and a sequel to 3DS cult hit Bravely Default was announced, but sadly the rumours of a new Smash Ultimate reveal and more info on Metroid Prime 4/Bayonetta 3 was dead wrong. The one hype-worthy reveal actually came before the main show as we got a brand new trailer for No More Heroes 3.
As for the rest, it was a mixed bag. We saw some reveals for some new interesting looking IPs and some that were meh at best. We did get, however, a brand new Final Fantasy 7 Remake trailer and while it didn't reveal much new information, it continues to build the ever-growing hard on fans have for the game.
And that was all really from this year's Game Awards. The show fully cemented the premise that next-gen has already begun. It is truly an exciting time to be a Gamer.
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Hey I am Marlon Mcfarlane the writer here at Blue Crescent Studio & a longtime lover of all things Animation & Gaming.