The 2019 Game Awards in a Nutshell

The 2019 Game Awards in a Nutshell

The Game Awards are to the gaming industry what The Oscars are to the world of film. In other words, they are the annual event where global successes in the gaming niche gather to applaud those that have done exceptionally well in the past year. With the growing popularity of online games, which has seen the industry catapult to a billion-dollar business, these award show keeps getting better and better. The 2019 edition, which was held on Thursday, 12th December, outdid all four of its predecessors and continues to be the talk of the streets till now.

The 2019 Game Awards brought a lot of new things to the table beyond games like Indian Dreaming, and one that was highlighted was the new Microsoft console reveal. The tech giant gave fans something to look forward to in the next festive season of 2020, which is the latest Xbox dubbed Series X. The show wasn't truly blown away until Play Station 5 was announced, and it will be bringing with it the new title Godfall, which lies on similar lines with the popular game Diablo.

Considering its popularity of The Game Awards, a lot of developers took the opportunity to capitalize on the attention of the event, like every other year, to announce new works and colours. The night was dotted with the announcement of a lot more game releases aside from those expected to accompany the new consoles, and some of the highly anticipated ones include:

The Wolf Among Us 2

The Game Awards presented a teaser of a follow up for the game The Wolf Among Us, a game that has not been available since the company behind its creation stepped out of the scene. We know for a fact that Telltale Games, the set's previous owner, is not behind its reentry, but it is hard to say that we are not excited nonetheless.

Naraka: Bladepoint

Asia is rising fast in the gaming world, and it is easy to see why with games like Naraka: Bladepoint hailing from the region. The game is set to be released in 2020 by a China-based company, and it falls in the combat category with protagonists of both sexes. The set also transports players to the same Asian land where they battle it out with the antagonists in futuristic sword fights.

Ghost of Tsushima

We were already aware of the release of the Ghost of Tsushima trailer since Sony's State of Play streamed a clip of the set before the Game Awards. However, on Thursday, we got to see a more extended trailer that gives us some insight into what to expect in the game. The name gives away its Asian roots, and now we know that it is about a samurai settling a feud in Japan. The game is set to be released in the summer of 2020 and will be available on PS4 consoles.

Fast and Furious

The Fast and Furious film and its sequels have achieved success in the film industry that is far from shy, and the same goes without saying in the gaming world. The game Fast and Furious Crossroads was announced by none other than Vin Diesel himself after announcing the Game of the Year award alongside Michelle Rodriguez. The showcased trailer indicates that the game does fall short compared to other releases, even though it features influential Hollywood names in it such as the two actors alongside Tyrese Gibson. The game will be available in May of 2020 on Xbox One, PS4, and PCs.

League of Legends

Even those with little knowledge of the gaming world have heard about the League of Legends franchise, and its new universe is expanding with new releases in 2020. CONV/RGENCE lines up among these new releases, and it is a product of Riot Forge and Double Stallion in collaboration with Riot Games. This game breaks from all the fighting and takes gamers on a single-player ride into a 2D world as the inventor Echo. There, one gets to full around with time while dealing with the consequences that come with it.

Amazon Games

The retail giant Amazon seems to be everywhere these days, and the gaming world has not been spared. The company announced its new MMO, New World, which will be released in 2020. From what can be seen in the trailer, players will be taken into a sort of construction realm mixed with phases of war, which is much like the age of colonization. The game is expected to function like the real world following the times of day and night, and players can experience it on their PCs in May of next year.

The 2019 Game Awards were dotted by a lot more, and everything that was announced is expected to be available to players in 2020. The coming decade sure looks bright and entertaining for the gamer and also for developers.