Geoff Keighley’s Game Awards 2015 were an overwhelming success as they pulled in 2.3 million viewers. It wasn’t perfect but it was an entertaining show and is likely to be back next year. Geoff also announced that the top streaming platforms for the Game Awards 2015 were Twitch and YouTube.
“With the growth this year and all the sponsor support, I feel pretty confident we will be back next December for The Game Awards 2016,” he said.
“A tighter production technically, a shorter run time, and more on-stage awards,” Keighley said. “The format feels good, and it’s been nice to see the audience response — two solid years means we’re on the right path.”
“Next year will be about adding other elements around the show,” Keighley said. “One thing I wanted to do this year was a big eSports tournament the day of the show, but we just didn’t have enough bandwidth to get it done.”
Good news for those of you looking forward to E3 as it has been revealed that respected Game Trailer’s host Geoff Keighley will be hosting E3 2015 live on YouTube this year. You can watch his plans in the YouTube video embedded above. Guess we won’t need to tune into Game Trailers this year then.
Last year’s Game Awards were considered by many to be a success, so it’s great to hear from Geoff Keighley that they will be back again this year. There was a ton of fantastic Nintendo content showcased during last year’s award ceremony, so here’s hoping that the same can be said of this year’s show. It’s more than likely to take place again in December.
Journalist and presenter Geoff Keighley has revealed that he is paying for The Game Awards 2014 out of his own pocket. The awards were previously called the VGA’s and weren’t particularly taken to by gamers. Let’s hope this year’s event will be an improvement.
“The investment is my own. I’m bankrolling it and we’re trying to sell some sponsorships. But there are no submission fees.”
“There is a fair amount of risk involved, though he declined to say how much of his own money he had to put up for the show. “I thought about doing a Kickstarter, but I would feel awkward doing that. I think I need to take this on myself to prove I can do it. I need to prove to everyone this is going to be great. If I were to Kickstart it there would have been a fair amount of skepticism.”
As E3 gets closer, so does the amount of teasing from game developers, publishers and journalists. In among the fray is Game Trailers presenter and journalist Geoff Keighley, who has recently been spotted over Twitter teasing followers and fans over a ‘big E3 debut’, and it’s something special for sure. Here’s his tweet in full:
Saw something truly incredible last night that will be a big E3 debut. Even with all the DRM drama, next week will deliver some GREAT games. – Geoff Keighley
Geoff Keighley, who is known for hyping things up to maximum levels, has announced that this years Video Game Awards will feature an amazing old-school announcement that presumably no one will see coming. What do you think this epic announcement could be?
“Have an amazing VGA announcement coming together for old-school gaming fans….this one is very special to me personally.”
A couple Wii U details were shared during today’s GT.TV interview with Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime. Fils-Aime confirmed Nintendo is publishing Wii U exclusive Bayonetta 2 worldwide. Legendary Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto, Nintendo EAD and Retro Studios are apparently working on ‘fantastic projects’ for the new console. Depending on their progress, Nintendo may reveal Wii U’s new projects before, during or after E3 2013.