The Game Awards 2018 was another impressive event from creator Geoff Keighley, blending gongs with game reveals and a general celebration of gaming culture. There’s a ceiling for how good this kind of show can possibly be, and the former Bonus Round host is very close to achieving it.
It’s only right, then, that he continues to be rewarded with outstanding viewing figures – and this year’s show saw overall viewership increase by an incredible 128 per cent worldwide. In fact, according to the host, over 26.2 million people streamed the event globally, which is a dizzying statistic – even if the numbers have probably been massaged.
It means that the show attracted an audience almost as large as The Oscars, although the comparison isn’t entirely fair given that the 26.5 million people who tuned in to this year’s edition of the prestigious movie ceremony were all located in North America. Either way, it means we can expect the show to return next year – and it’s something we actually look forward to these days.