The Game Awards will welcome some of the top names in entertainment to take part in the video game industry’s biggest annual year-end celebration, streaming live and free across more than 45 platforms globally, which begins on Thursday, December 10 at 7 PM ET / 4 PM PT. You can find the full list of platforms at https://thegameawards.com/watch.

The Game Awards will feature a special performance by Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam, along with appearances by (in alphabetical order) Brie Larson, Christopher Nolan, Gal Gadot, JackSepticEye, John David Washington, Josef Fares, Keanu Reeves, Nolan North, Reggie Fils-Aime, Stephen A. Smith, Tom Holland, Troy Baker, and more surprise guests to be announced. Additionally, Lorne Balfe is returning as the Music Director and conductor of The Game Awards for its 2020 multi-city broadcast, and will be conducting the world-renowned London Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) from London’s famous Abbey Road Studios. In Tokyo, the music of the Persona franchise will be performed during The Game Awards pre-show.

Additionally, The Game Award will feature more than a dozen new game announcements, and updates on existing games, including the reveal of the new map for the indie phenomenon Among Us.

The Game Awards will air live in 4K UHD from Hollywood, California, with special segments from other locations around the world. The host cities for The Game Awards will be digitally connected for an innovative celebration with live award presentations, musical performances, and spectacular world premiere game announcements.

This year’s Game of the Year nominees are Animal Crossing: New Horizons (Nintendo), DOOM Eternal (id Software/Bethesda), Final Fantasy VII Remake (Square Enix), Ghost of Tsushima (Sucker Punch/SIE), Hades (Supergiant Games), and The Last of Us Part II (Naughty Dog/SIE). Highlighting the games from the past year that truly transformed entertainment, created camaraderie and community and pushed the envelope on innovation, this year’s diverse list of nominees includes 95 different games, individuals and teams spanning across a multitude of gaming genres and platforms.

For more information and to stay up to date on the latest The Game Awards announcements, please visit: www.thegameawards.com

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