The Game Awards 2020 — What Surprises We Could See This Year

December 9, 2020 11:00 AM EST

The Sport Awards usually has some surprising treats for lovers, and there are many doable finds to theorize on what would possibly make an look at this 12 months’s display.

The Sport Awards 2020 is going on day after today, Thursday, December 10, the place no longer best can we see a large number of video games win awards in more than a few classes, however we will be able to be expecting to peer a variety of surprising bulletins as neatly. Final 12 months we noticed some nice finds with the Xbox Collection X, Hellblade II: Senua’s Saga, and The Wolf Amongst Us 2.

This 12 months, we’re already conscious of a few bulletins to return, together with a primary have a look at the brand new map for Amongst Us, what we will be able to be expecting in Season 3 of Fall Guys, and the display of Josef Fares’s latest recreation It Takes Two. However what surprises are we able to be expecting this 12 months? Neatly, I’ve a couple of in thoughts, and those are my very best guesses for what could be in retailer at The Sport Awards this 12 months.

Bayonetta 3 Gameplay Trailer

At The Sport Awards in 2017, we were given a brief emblem display trailer of Bayonetta 3. Since then we haven’t heard a factor from developer PlatinumGames. I used to be assured going all through this 12 months that Bayonetta 3 was once going to be one in every of Nintendo’s main vacation titles, and right here we’re in December with not anything on it. Traditionally when PlatinumGames has labored with Nintendo previously, it presentations off its video games a couple of months prior to its exact unencumber.

We noticed that final 12 months with its unbelievable motion identify Astral Chain, and it’s conceivable that we’ll see it once more with Bayonetta. It could even be a bit poetic if we noticed the following display for the sport happen the place it was once in the beginning introduced. I feel at this level, everybody simply needs to peer what Bayo’s new design can be this time round.

A New Persona Will get Invited to Wreck

Arguably, the largest wonder within the historical past of The Sport Awards was once Joker from Character 5 being introduced for Tremendous Wreck Bros. Final. No person anticipated it, everybody was once at a loss for words, and it was once probably the most talked-about a part of the evening. Even now, it’s a loopy concept to seize. Thus far this 12 months we have now gotten two of the six new characters which are coming to Wreck via the latest Warring parties Move, however we’re attending to the purpose now the place it’s exhausting to are expecting who will come subsequent.

Individually, I’m assured that Monster Hunter will take no less than a kind of slots in promotion with subsequent 12 months’s Transfer unique Monster Hunter Upward push, however there’s no telling whether or not or no longer they’ll come prior to or after the sport’s unencumber in March.

Nintendo has accomplished this prior to when it added Hero from Dragon Quest to spotlight the —on the time— unique Dragon Quest XI S: Echoes of an Elusive Age. Round the similar time final 12 months, I wrote that it was once the very best time to announce Sora from Kingdom Hearts, arguably probably the most fan-requested addition, however unfortunately we’re nonetheless empty-handed.

Following the ones two characters, I truly don’t know who else has a practical probability outdoor of Jonesy or any other personality from Fortnite (please no). Geno, Crono, and Lloyd Irving also are all highly-wanted (and deserving) characters so as to add to Wreck‘s ever-growing roster, however there’s not anything viable to signify that they’re underneath Nintendo’s crosshairs.

The corporate didn’t announce a personality all the way through final 12 months’s display, however who is aware of; the rest is conceivable.

Hellblade II: Senua’s Saga

Xbox lately has many first-party titles within the works together with Fantasy, Avowed, and Everwild, however finally 12 months’s Sport Awards, Phil Spencer debuted a CGI trailer of the following access of Hellblade. It could be best becoming if we noticed an replace this time round. The way in which issues are taking a look, Hellblade 2 appears to be the following first-party identify in line to return out following Halo Endless subsequent 12 months. Now with developer Ninja Idea underneath Xbox Video games Studios, it is going to most likely have a miles larger price range in comparison to the primary access of the sequence.

There are nonetheless such a lot of questions relating to what the sequel can be about, particularly with how Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice ended. It could be great to get a few of the ones questions spoke back all the way through The Sport Awards 2020.

Xbox Studio Acquisition/Exclusivity Announcement

All through the previous few years, Xbox has been obtaining a number of notable studios together with, extra not too long ago, everything of Zenimax/Bethesda and all of the different studios underneath their umbrella. Even with that huge acquire Xbox and Microsoft are nonetheless in search of extra, and there were rumors that Xbox has different plans in movement. Phil Spencer published the primary have a look at Xbox Collection X at The Sport Awards final 12 months, which proves that Microsoft isn’t afraid to drop giant finds on the display.

A couple of months again I stated that Microsoft will have to gain developer FromSoftware, and whilst I discovered in a while after that the corporate legally can’t accomplish that because of Eastern Business Regulation, I nonetheless assume an exclusivity deal may nonetheless be at the desk.

Xbox wishes a Eastern studio that may flip heads and FromSoftware is the developer to try this. Regardless, I wouldn’t be completely stunned to peer a press release of this type. Which studio(s) it is going to be, alternatively, is an absolutely other query.

Bethesda is becoming a member of the @Xbox circle of relatives.

A word from Pete Hines:

— Bethesda (@bethesda) September 21, 2020

Halo Endless Displays Off New Gameplay

One of the vital largest controversies of this 12 months was once the extend of Halo Endless which was once to start with set to unencumber along the Xbox Collection X and Xbox Collection S in November. The sport won giant backlash following photos from a gameplay presentation this summer season, with claims that it didn’t seem like a next-gen identify. 343 Industries showed this week that Halo Endless now has a unencumber window of Fall 2021, so now will be the top alternative for Xbox to do a re-reveal, expectantly permitting lovers to really feel what Xbox in the beginning wished them to really feel when gameplay was once proven previous this 12 months.

Xbox has had multiple announcement at The Sport Awards previously, so it isn’t loopy to assume that we can obtain a large number of all through the display.

Elden Ring In spite of everything Published 

Outdoor of the incoming Cyberpunk 2077, FromSoftware’s upcoming venture Elden Ring is arguably probably the most expected recreation that has been introduced previously few years. As what lovers assume to be the following Soulsborne identify from director Hidetaka Miyazaki, Elden Ring is a brand spanking new IP in collaboration with Sport of Thrones author George R. R. Martin. First proven in 2019, lovers were clamoring for the smallest style of what they are able to get on the subject of the sport.

The Sport Awards is among the largest phases to expose one thing to the lovers who’ve been impatiently looking forward to a primary glance. If no longer, neatly, I wouldn’t be expecting Elden Ring information anytime quickly.

The Wolf Amongst Us 2 Will get A New Trailer

For those who’re like me, The Wolf Amongst Us 2 was once a long way and away the most productive factor to return out of The Sport Awards final 12 months, and we haven’t heard a lot or noticed a unmarried factor concerning the recreation since. Following the fallout at Telltale, the unique sequel to The Wolf Amongst Us 2 was once canceled till the brand new homeowners of Telltale LCG Leisure authorized the sport to be evolved via AdHoc Studio, which was once based via former heads of Telltale. This provides me and lots of others hope for any other unbelievable tale within the Fables universe.

With its presence at The Sport Awards final 12 months, it might be nice to peer it once more, best this time with an concept of what Bigby and Snow are as much as following the outstanding cliffhanger the unique concludes on.

Breath of the Wild 2 Gameplay Divulge

The sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is definitely Nintendo’s maximum expected identify at this time, however we have now but to listen to the rest about it since its unique announcement all the way through E3 final 12 months. Nintendo has traditionally been pleasant with The Sport Awards and the second one main DLC, The Champions’ Ballad was once introduced all the way through TGA’s 2018 display. It will be the highest time to turn lifelong lovers what they are able to be expecting in Hyperlink’s subsequent journey for what appears to be a miles darker Hyrule.

Hideo Kojima Unearths His Subsequent Sport 

Any person who is aware of Geoff Keighley, author and host of The Sport Awards, is aware of that once a year he likes to say that he’s excellent buddies with Hideo Kojima any probability he will get. That being stated, it’s been neatly over a 12 months for the reason that preliminary unencumber of Kojima’s newest identify Loss of life Stranding. Pondering that Kojima was once ready to shape his personal studio, Kojima Productions, and create a recreation that’s the dimension of Loss of life Stranding in best 3 years is an insane accomplishment.

With that during thoughts, I’m assured that Kojima is definitely into the method of making his subsequent formidable identify, and that Keighley is worried to get the chance to debut it at his display; and truthfully, why would Kojima say no?

Those are just a few of my predictions that I feel would possibly drop all the way through day after today’s The Sport Awards 2020 are living move. What surprises do you are expecting to peer all the way through the rite when it is going survive December 10 at 6:30 pm ET? Tell us within the feedback, and be sure to song in and watch The Sport Awards with the DualShockers workforce as we’ll be working a livestream when the display airs.

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