2019 Game Awards in a Nutshell
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.
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.
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
The Wolf Among Us 2
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.
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
Ghost of Tsushima
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
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,
League of Legends
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.
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.
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.