While Geoff Keighley is most noted for his time at Game Trailers and Spike TV for ushering media coverage within the video game industry to a television-like formula, he now does a similar job with his own organized shows. In 2021 alone, Keighley is responsible for both Summer Game Fest alongside Gamescom Opening Night Live in June and August respectively.
Now leaning towards the latter half of the year, December shapes up to be an anticipated time for the market with The Game Awards to arrive once more for its annual showing. In 2019, records for viewership was shattered for the show and more followed in 2020’s reporting post-ceremony results as well.
As COVID-19 restrictions are slowly lifted, Geoff Keighley announces that the show is to return to an in-person venue this year. The show is to take place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.
“We are very excited to return to the Microsoft Theater for a special night to celebrate the past, present and future of video games,” a statement from Keighley shares. “Our goal is to bring the entire community together to celebrate the most powerful form of entertainment in the world, and recognize emerging voices that represent the future of the medium.”
Of course, knowing when the show is taking place is only half the excitement. The second half is the nominees that will be present alongside the featured speakers and musicians that participate at the annual event. Although details are still slim, Keighley on Twitter went on to note his uncertainty for the coming Game of the Year candidates, but, states he is excited for what is to come later this fall.
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2021’s The Game Awards is to be held on December 9, 2021.