The Game Awards is Partnering with Music Streaming Platform Spotify

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The Game Awards 2021 has partnered with music streaming service Spotify. The deal solidifies Spotify’s function because the unique audio streaming accomplice for the occasion. Additionally, a four-part behind-the-scenes “Inside the Game Awards” podcast has appeared on the platform. The podcast will characteristic organizer Geoff Keighley giving perception into the occasion’s nominees in addition to musical performances.

During the precise occasion, Spotify will present the most recent updates for musical artists and performances featured at The Game Awards 2021. The Game Awards 2021 can even characteristic the return of the in-person Game Awards Orchestra. Notably, the brand new four-part podcast will provide a behind-the-scenes take a look at how the occasion is organized.

The first episode of the podcast is already accessible on the platform. In it, a number of journalists from distinguished shops like IGN and Giantbomb be part of Keighley to speak in regards to the jury choice and nomination course of. Specifically, Keighley talks about how video games are chosen for Game of the Year, in addition to how video games reminiscent of Forza Horizon had been snubbed for a nomination. Keighley additionally admits that the Game Awards panel might have a bias in direction of narrative-driven video games.

Geoff Keighley additionally talks about how Deathloop turned one of many most nominated games of the 12 months. Deathloop appeared alongside different 2021 heavy-hitters reminiscent of Ratchet & Clank: Rift ApartIt Takes Two, and Psychonauts 2. Keighley praises the truth that Deathloop is a brand new IP from Arkane Studios. IGN’s Tina Amini highlights how Deathloop’s mechanics preserve the game recent, whereas Giantbomb’s Jeff Gerstmann talked about its distinctive looping construction.

Earlier this month, Keighley introduced that The Game Awards 2021 would characteristic new game bulletins “in the double digits.” Furthermore, this 12 months’s occasion will focus extra on game bulletins slightly than movie star appearances, and—importantly—don’t have anything to do with NFTs. Notably, the present might even characteristic some non-videogame media bulletins as nicely, which is one thing we’ve seen creeping into Keighley’s assorted reveals all year long.

The Game Awards will air on December 9, 2021.