Geoff Keighley is a hype merchant of masterful degrees, and the journalist turned host has once again been bigging up his upcoming The Game Awards livestream. The show – which will air this week – typically combines acknowledgement of the industry’s achievements with announcements and “world premieres”, and it sounds like the formula won’t be changing in its latest incarnation.
Speaking about the Elden Ring re-reveal, which Keighley delivered as part of his Summer Game Fest event earlier in the year, he hinted that we should expect more reveals on a similar scale during The Game Awards this week: “Oh God, there are probably four or five things of that level. I can’t wait to show people this stuff.”
It’s a cunning statement from Keighley, of course, because this sort of thing is always subjective. However, it’s undeniable Elden Ring generated significant hype, so it’s hard to think of anything that could match that level of enthusiasm – let along “four or five” of them. Then again, this is the same show that played host to the reveal of the Xbox Series X in the past, so there’s clearly precedent for major reveals.
The proof will be in the pudding, but keep your expectations on the ground just in case – it’s better to be pleasantly surprised, after all. You can find out when to watch The Game Awards through the link, and of course we’ll have live chat right here on Push Square if you want to enjoy it with us.