The Game Awards 2020 Date Officially Set For December (VIDEO)

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As the year 2020 inches closer to its end (finally), only a few big events remain before the start of the new year. Arguably the most prestigious is the annual showing of The Game Awards, which gives the year’s most noteworthy developers their due and hosts a series of looks at what the future of gaming has to offer. However, with numerous events being altered or outright canceled at the hands of the COVID-19 pandemic, the state of The Game Awards 2020 proceedings was seemingly in flux and had yet to be confirmed.

As per event producer and host Geoff Keighley, this year’s edition of The Game Awards will not only move forward as planned but has also been officially dated for December 10th. Additional details via Game Informer indicate the 2020 event will be different than previous years in that it will proceed in an all-digital manner without a live audience and be hosted from three locations: Los Angeles, London, and Tokyo. Other details confirmed for the broadcast include filming in 4K UHD resolution and extended availability on 45 different video live-streaming platforms.

One of the biggest firsts for The Game Awards 2020 os also the addition of a new award called the Innovation in Accessibility award. Focusing on accomplishments in the area of accessibility, Keighley described the accolade as “recognizing developers that are pushing the medium forward by adding features, technology and content to help games be played and enjoyed by an even wider audience.” With quite a few developers and tech companies introducing some truly innovative options in the last few years, the addition of an award that celebrates the achievement seems very fitting for the proceedings in 2020.

The alternative presentation of TGA 2020 comes after other large-scale events scaled down its human element in light of COVID-19. The safety concerns of crowded convention halls and highly-attended ceremonies proved to be too great for most events scheduled for this year, with the likes of this year’s Comic-Con notably being canceled and moved to an online-only capacity to avoid any potential danger. With the pandemic not letting up any time soon, The Game Awards 2020 looks to be following suit and doing so with the goal of making the event as highly-viewable as possible.

What do you think? Are you excited about seeing who comes out on top at The Game Awards 2020, or are you just in it for the mouth-watering World Premieres? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to follow Don’t Feed the Gamers on Twitter and Facebook to be informed of the latest gaming and entertainment news 24 hours a day! For more headlines recently featured on DFTG, check out these next few news stories:

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