The Sport Awards 2020 go stay later this 12 months on December 10th as a digital-only occasion. As at all times, viewers can anticipate to see recreation premieres, a number of award shows, and a few musical performances. Nevertheless, this 12 months will change issues up a bit on the awards entrance, with the introduction of the Innovation in Accessibility award. Given its all-digital format, it ought to come as no shock that the occasion might be hosted throughout three cities. After all, anybody from across the globe will have the ability to tune in, courtesy of the 45 streaming platforms on which the present is slated to air.
In an interview with VentureBeat, The Sport Awards creator Geoff Keighley divulged that the success of different digital occasions and the elevated viewership of gamescom: Opening Night time Reside in August contributed to the present’s return. Keighley instructed the publication,
It’s a giant 12 months with the console launches and normal pleasure across the business. We’ve seen all these digital occasions doing rather well. The gamescom present we did an August was up 4 occasions from what it was final 12 months. Twitch and YouTube have heavy visitors. These issues inspired us to go ahead with the present in December, though we didn’t know what it will seem like.
Since an on-site present is out of the query, The Sport Awards will stream stay from soundstages in three cities–Los Angeles, London, and Tokyo. In response to Keighley, presenters from these areas will announce the award winners. Whereas recipients received’t find out about their win forward of time, the all-digital present is about to function a number of scripted occasions, together with recreation reveals and musical performances.
Keighley additionally teased the potential for extra interactive parts. “We would like individuals to really feel a part of the present and work together in several methods. We’re pondering of the ‘metaverse’ and the concept of individuals gathering on-line to have a good time the present,” he defined. Although he couldn’t share a lot, Keighley famous that the dream is to discover interactivity even additional sooner or later.
The Sport Awards 2020 goes stay on December 10th.