The Game Awards to Return for 2015; Coming to Los Angeles and Expecting Over Two Million Viewers
Last year, video game host and personality Geoff Keighley brought viewers an entirely new type of awards show with The Game Awards in 2014, and the gaming awards show has been confirmed for a second installment next month and hopes to break the great viewership of the previous year.
Host Geoff Keighley gave more details on the upcoming awards show, with The Game Awards to officially return on December 3rd, 2015 live from Los Angeles, CA at the Microsoft Theater.
In a report from The New York Times, Keighley about 4,000 attendees for this year’s event (compared to 3,500 from last year), with the event to also be livestreamed through Twitch on PS4, Xbox One, and a host of other platforms.
Specifically, Keighley hopes (and believes) for the event to break the two million person viewership of last year’s event, with The Game Awards this year to also see sponsorship from companies such as Verizon and Go 90 to help support and promote the event, along with support from several game studios and publishers.
Though it’s easy to be cynical about an event like The Game Awards compared to previous events like VGX and the Spike Game Awards, it’s at least clear that for Keighley it’s more than a promotional event, as Keighley personally put in $1 million of his own personal finances to produce last year’s inaugural event, and that even with the assistance of game studios and publishers to promote the event, he said that he still ended up losing money on creating the event, showing some true dedication in that regard.
The Game Awards 2015 will take place on December 3rd, 2015, with nominees for this year’s award ceremony to be revealed in mid-November – in the meantime, you can check out the advisory board behind this year’s event and a teaser video below: