Geoff Keighley Talks Game Awards 2021, Next-Gen, and Delays


The Game Awards producer and host Geoff Keighley has mentioned that among the video games that have been alleged to be introduced ultimately 12 months’s occasion ended up hitting pandemic-related delays, and they’re “probably” going to be introduced on the 2021 present as a substitute.

Speaking to Game Informer, Keighley opined that though next-gen gaming kicked off final November, we haven’t seen quite a lot of new next-gen IP due to the delays. As a end result, there’s a common consensus that the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S lack video games that completely make use of the brand new {hardware}.

Keighley mentioned:

Quite a lot of stuff has been delayed. I’ve video games that we have been going to announce final 12 months at The Game Awards, and we’re most likely going to announce this 12 months. They have been delayed at the very least a full 12 months.

The factor that I feel has occurred with quite a lot of these next-gen bins is individuals purchase them but play their outdated video games on them. They look higher, proper? It’s a greater high quality of life. The connect fee with these new programs has not been nice, partially due to the Game Pass factor, but additionally to play Warzone or Fortnite or stuff they have already got. Even although individuals are shopping for the programs, they don’t have these true next-gen showcase titles to play. They are coming. Those are those which were delayed. Performance seize is admittedly exhausting to do in the midst of Covid. All of those story video games that we love take quite a lot of time to make.

The Game Awards 2021 will function over 40 games and new game bulletins will reportedly be in “double digits.”

[Source: Game Informer]