The Game Awards 2021: Date, time, nominees and what to expect from the award for the best of video games

This Thursday, November 9, a new edition of The Game Awards will be held, the most important awards ceremony in the video game industry.

Like last year, the event will feature 30 categories, including Best Multiplayer, Best Studio, Best Family Game, Best Mobile Game, Best Soundtrack, Best Independent Game and -obviously- the highest award of the night: Best Game of the Year 2021 (GOTY).

Among the nominees, titles such as Deathloop, It Takes Two, Metroid Dread, Psychonuats 2, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart and Resident Evil Village stand out, which are shaping up to win some of the most fought-over medals this Thursday.

The awards ceremony will be in charge of Geoff keighley, organizer of the event, who also previously mentioned that this edition will have around 50 games that will be shown, all of them could arrive at some point in 2022 or 2023. He also anticipated that the number of novelties will be double digits, of the total works who will appear at The Game Awards 2021.

“This year? Oh gosh, there are probably four or five things on that level. I can’t wait to show people these things. Summer Game Fest was something new that I had created. The fact that FromSoftware bet on me and Summer Game Fest where they could have done more traditional stuff like E3 meant a lot to me. It was a great honor working with the guys from From so stay tuned, there may be more to come. “

Where to see and at what time

The virtual gala of The Game Awards it will be this thursday December 9 at 3:00 p.m. (Los Angeles), 11:00 p.m. (London) and 8:00 a.m. on Friday (Tokyo); In the case of Mexico, the transmission will be at 5:00 p.m.

The awards ceremony for the most outstanding of the world of video games can be followed live on The Game Awards platforms such as YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, Twitch, Steam and TikTok.

How to vote for your favorite?

To be able to choose your favorite games, players and creators in The Game Awards 2021 you need to register on the official awards page; You can do it with your Twitter, Facebook or Gmail account in the section that says Sign In.

Once you register, the nominees section will appear at the top, click there and you can start voting for your favorite in each category.

Who are the GOTY nominees?

The competition is very close between all nominees for game of the year, They stood out from the rest for their design, narrative, music and other elements, becoming the most beloved games of 2021. However, only one of them will be able to take the title of the best game of the year, among the nominees are:

  • Deathloop
  • It Takes Two
  • Metroid Dread
  • Psychonuats 2
  • Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
  • Resident Evil Village


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