The Game Awards 2018 is nearly upon us, and as everyone knows there is much more to the event than just winning a trophy. Many games get teased and announced as well all adding to the overall excitement.

The event normally lasts about 2 hours and will be held in the (very) early hours of Friday 7th December at 1.30am (BST). Don’t worry if you miss the live stream because you can read up on all the important announcements here on Elite Gamer at a more reasonable hour on Friday 7th.

The Game Awards 2018 will be presented by Geoff Keighley and you can catch the live stream on YouTubeTwitterFacebookTwitchSteamPlayStationXboxMixer and all kinds of other services. In China, the service is broadcast via as many as eighteen platforms. Below is the official Twitch stream of The Game Awards.

Confirmed Announcements

  • Anthem
  • New RPG from Obsidian and publisher Private Division
  • Devil May Cry 5
  • Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
  • Ancestors of Assassin’s Creed creator Patrice Desilets
  • Craze 2
  • New game from European developer
  • New Far Cry game

A few other titles have also been confirmed. Hans Zimmer will be performing during the live show, Microsoft will give details about the Winter of Arcade, Epic is present to share an update about Fortnite and a new game from a single European developer will be revealed. Furthermore, organizer and presenter Geoff Keighley has confirmed that more than ten new games will be announced during The Game Awards.

Games we will NOT see during the live stream include The Last of Us Part 2, the new project from Rocksteady the new game from Warners Bros. Montreal and Cyberpunk 2077.

Rumours

Alongside the confirmed games and announcements, there are also rumours of many more games. Although it is not certain whether these games will actually be revealed, there are some hints that can refer to their eventual presence.

  • Assassin’s Creed Compilation
  • Avatar (Ubisoft)
  • Avengers
  • Alien
  • Borderlands 3
  • Death Stranding
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Half-Life VR game
  • New Josef Fares game
  • Metroid Prime 4
  • Metroid Prime Trilogy
  • Mortal Kombat 6
  • Overwatch (Update)
  • PUBG (Update)
  • Sekiro Shadows That Twice
  • Splinter Cell
  • New Stranger Things game
  • Wild (Michel Ancel)

The Awards

Awards are given for a total of 30 categories, but to keep this readable I have included five of the largest categories of the event below.

Game of the Year

  • Assassin’s Creed Odyssey
  • Celeste
  • God of War
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Monster Hunter World
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Game Direction

  • Hazelight Studio / EA (A Way Out)
  • Quantic Dream / SIE (Detroit: Become Human)
  • Sony Santa Monica / SIE (God of War)
  • Insomniac Games / SIE (Marvel’s Spider-Man)
  • Rockstar Games (Red Dead Redemption 2)

Best Narrative

  • Detroit: Become Human
  • God of War
  • Life is Strange 2: Episode 1
  • Marvel’s Spider-Man
  • Red Dead Redemption 2

Best Independent Game

  • Celeste
  • Dead Cells
  • Into the Breach
  • Return of the Obra Dinn
  • The Messenger

Best Multiplayer Game

  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 4
  • Destiny 2: Forsaken
  • Fortnite
  • Monster Hunter: World
  • Sea of Thieves

Despite the many nominations, there are always games that are not in the list that were expected to be there.