The Game Awards 2020: What to Expect, What Won't be There

December 8, 2020 at 2:41am
By Jason Stettner

The Game Awards is fast approaching and its set to once again be a showcase of the industry with various reveals. Some details surrounding what we'll see have already been confirmed and I thought it made sense to compile what to expect with the event. I'll also include what won't be there as some developers have already mentioned their titles won't be shown or that they won't have a presence there.

This is an annual event that has continued to grow and evolve. I personally felt it hit a fine note the last few years after some rather awkward shows in the past. A good sense of progression and improvement quite honestly in terms of what it brings to audiences for viewing.

There are guest speakers, awards to hand out to various games and of course surprises. I would suggest keeping your expectations tame for larger reveals. The detailed lists of expectations are below and broken down into three categories. Oh, we've included our award nominations page below. We have a fan vote so check it out if you're not busy.

The Game Awards 2020 What to Expect
What to Expect
-Awards for Games and Industry

-Special Sales

-Advertisements and Product Placement

-A hilarious Josef Fares moment

-The Swedish Chef being delightful

-Gal Gadot with a Wonder Woman 1984 trailer reveal

-Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War Season 1 & Warzone content full reveal

-Dragon Age Reveal

-Crimson Desert Reveal (Pearl Abyss’ new war torn realm of medieval fantasy)

-Among Us new map first look

-Xbox reveal (confirmed, specifically what wasn’t noted)

-Hood: Outlaws & Legends content reveal

-Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout Season 3 (maybe other platforms too)
-Warhammer Darktide trailer reveal

You Might See
-Uncharted Movie Trailer (Tom Holland is a guest appear, wearing the outfit which makes this seem extremely likely)

-Halo Infinite trailer

-Senua’s Saga: Hellblade 2 (makes sense, was revealed there last year)

-Gears 5 Campaign DLC (Confirmed outside of show, Hivebusters)

-Xbox Game Pass reveal

-The Initiative’s Game trailer reveal

-Fortnite Reveal (Master Chief Character Bundle)

-God of War: Ragnarok trailer reveal

-Elden Ring trailer reveal

-Hogwarts Legacy trailer

-The Last of Us Part 2: Factions trailer

-Red Dead Redemption Remake

-Grand Theft Auto Online Standalone trailer

-The Wolf Among Us 2 trailer reveal

-Spyro Next trailer reveal

Won’t See
-Silent Hill (if this is real, it’ll be part of a bigger event run by whatever publisher has picked it up, which has been rumored many times as Playstation exclusive).

-Metroid Next (probably still awhile off)

-Metal Gear Solid Remastered

-Bugsnax 2 (it’s too soon)

-Battlefield 2021 (reveal noted for Spring 2021)

-Bloodborne Remastered

-Starfield (this will probably be a special event at some point)

-Forza Horizon 5 (would be at a later event, or different time since Motorsport is the focus at the moment)

That’s the break down, what would you like to see? We’ll be sure to add to this if any additional rumors of plausible information is revealed towards the start of the event. This should basically cover most of what’s been out there, or what may be coming.

Stay tuned for an article or two if something exciting is presented during that time. It’ll be interesting to see how this event turns out. You can view our selection of award nominations below, or check out the general awards hub for additional coverage.

Read our Video Game Award Nominations 2020
View our Awards Hub

Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner