The Game Awards 2014

We hope that you’re buckled in and ready for an amazing week here at Push Square, because things are kicking off ahead of the Christmas holidays. Not only is the PSone set to celebrate its 20th anniversary on Wednesday, but PlayStation Experience is also scheduled to occur over the weekend. And then, of course, there’s The Game Awards on Friday.

Geoff Keighley has organised this on his own dime, and the difference compared to the Spike TV days of old is already obvious. Without the need to please upper-management, the Canadian host has revealed that there’ll be a total of 12 world premieres during the show – but they won’t be “world level, megaton breaking announcements”.

Instead, the uber-popular producer hinted that you can look forward to some “cool announcements” and “really meaningful updates” on games coming in 2015. We already know that the reveal of Metal Gear Online will be part of the lineup, but we’re really pleased to see Keighley tempering the hype a touch, as the anticipation for the VGAs would often get out of control.

Keighley continued: “I reviewed something today which is kind of an out of left field announcement, which I wasn't sure of how big it was going to be, but I saw the assets and I’m like, 'Wow, people are going to go crazy for this.'" Given his wording, we’re guessing that this is some kind of indie game.

Is there anything in particular that you’re hoping to see during the show? Neil Druckmann has hinted that we may get a glimpse of Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End during the event, so it looks like it’s going to be worth staying up for. We’re also curious to see how Keighley will pace the presentation now that he doesn’t have businessmen to please.

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