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The Game Awards Will Bring Playable Demos of New Games

The Game Awards will let gamers try out the unreleased titles it showcases this year with a round of playable demos

By Otto Kratky

December 2, 2020

The Game Awards, an industry-wide event to cap off another year of gaming, will bring playable demos of the titles it shows off yet again. This will mark the second year in a row that players will be able to try out unreleased games showcased during the event.

On Twitter, The Game Awards founder and host Geoff Keighley wrote that the show would be returning with its “push forward to bring you more stuff to play around the show.” During last year’s Game Awards, these demos were only available on PC via Steam, and it’s not clear whether or not that’s the case this year as well. Last year, The Game Awards also came with a sale on Steam, which will be returning this year as well.

This year’s Game Awards will also feature a star-spangled list of appearances. Tom Holland, the most recent actor to play Spider-Man and Nathan Drake in the upcoming Uncharted movie will be making an appearance, along with Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder. If Vedder’s appearance is a surprise, remember that Joel from The Last of Us 2 was fond of Pearl Jam’s song Future Days, so expect a heartfelt performance.

The Game Awards begin on December 10, and any demos or sales will likely be available during the show and for a short time after. Last year, demos were only available for 48 hours, as did the sale on Steam.

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