“We think there’s been a little bit of fatigue about how long the show has been,” says producer and host Geoff Keighley.
In the last few years, The Game Awards have been getting bigger and bigger every year, with each new event packed full of new shows, updates, announcements and more. Of course, a by-product of that is that the shows have become increasingly longer every year, which is something that has been the subject of criticism.
This year’s show, however, takes that criticism into account. Speaking recently on s Tweet Space streamer, producer and host of The Game Awards, Geoff Keighley, revealed that this year’s show, scheduled for December 8, will be “significantly shorter” than last years’ events, and that there will be “fewer bigger games ” on stage.
“One thing we’re doing this year is we’re trying to make the show a little shorter,” he said (transcribed by VGC). “I won’t say anything officially until we are through our rehearsals, but we think it will be a significantly shorter show this year.
“We think there’s been a little bit of fatigue for how long the show has been on, there’s a lot of games and a lot of things that want to be part of it, but we’re breaking back on those things to hopefully have a bit more of a simpler show.”
“We’ve definitely cut back quite significantly in terms of the running time on the show and it’s just, you know, kind of less games, less bigger games,” he added.
Keighley recently confirmed that 30-40 games will be “showcasing new content” at The Game Awards in a few days’ time, of which “a fair number” will be new game announcements. Read more about that here.
Tekken 8 is confirmed to be appearing at this year’s show, while 505 Games will also announce a new title. With Final Fantasy 16 producer Naoki Yoshida is also confirmed as a presenter, a new trailer is also expected for the PS5 RPG.
Meanwhile, people like Jedi Star Wars: Survivor, Diablo 4, new Crash Bandicoot gem, and there is also talk that Kojima Productions’ next game is part of the line-up for the event.