The Recreation Awards is a showcase that celebrates every year in gaming whereas teasing what the highway forward appears to be like like for gamers on all platforms. This yr, the present was a little different due to COVID-19 restrictions, however that did not cease Geoff Keighley and his group from shattering earlier information relating to viewership. It helps too that this was the largest present but by way of company, together with Marvel Lady’s Gal Gadot, Spider-Man’s Tom Holland, Cyberpunk’s Keanu Reeves, and extra.
With greater than 83 million livestreams supporting this yr’s present, the 2020 showcase viewership has seen an impressively important 84% rise. The present additionally hit one other report, peaking at 8.,three concurrent viewers on a world scale.
This yr’s present was largely distant resulting from security issues over the pandemic, although the onstage presence of some of the company and the host himself was accomplished well on-site with COVID-19 testing and social distancing.
“The Recreation Awards aired dwell throughout greater than 40 streaming networks around the globe,” reads a press assertion offered to Recreation Informer. “On Twitch, the present reached a peak concurrent viewers of greater than 2.63M viewers globally, greater than double final yr, with a shocking 9,000 creators co-streaming the present, up 91% from 4,700 co-streamers in 2019. On YouTube, dwell viewership greater than doubled, with the official livestream seeing an 84% YOY improve in peak concurrent viewers. Dwell hours watched climbed greater than 129% throughout Twitch, YouTube and Fb Gaming, in keeping with Stream Hatchet.”
The social engagement facet of this yr’s present was additionally at an all-time excessive, seeing a 31% improve in dialog yr over yr with a 65% improve in distinctive authors. This marks the most talked about show in Recreation Awards historical past, additional cementing it because the “Oscars of gaming.”
This yr additionally marked the introduction of the Future Class List, highlighting 50 gifted people in our trade which can be working in tandem to make the world, and our group, a greater place.
What did you concentrate on this yr’s showcase? My favourite second was the surprise Mass Effect reveal, what was yours? Hold forth together with your ideas within the remark part beneath!