Today it was revealed that The Game Awards 2021 has once again reached a new viewership record with a total of 85 million live streams worldwide. After The Game Awards 2020, this year’s show returned to an in-person event. Like every year, The Game Awards 2021 featured plenty of game announcements and also featured several video game-related TV and movie previews. This year, The Game Awards was streamed on over 30 platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, Twitch, YouTube, and Steam. The official Game Awards live stream on YouTube grew 14% with over 1.75 million hours watched on the main stream. On Twitch, 3.35 million viewers watched the event, including co-streams. The Game Awards even surpassed last year’s social media performance. This year saw a record 1.6 million tweets on the show, which is its best showing yet. At the time, The Game Awards topped global trends for the 8th consecutive year, holding 11 of the top 30 global trends. “We are grateful to have been able to return to an in-person ceremony in 2021 and continue to build on our success with significant international growth in 2021,” said Geoff Keighley, producer and host of The Game Awards.
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This year’s show delivered a record 85 million live streams across more than 30 platforms, as well as record social and electoral engagement. pic.twitter.com/zsvgwpSD83
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This year we could see new looks for Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, Somerville, Cuphead DLC, Suicide Squad Kills The Justice League, Forspoken, Tchia, A Plague Tale: Requiem, and Ring Elden. Reveals at The Game Awards 2021 include Star Wars: Eclipse, Alan Wake II, Wonder Woman, Nightingale, Sonic Frontiers, Warhammer 40K: Space Marine II, Steelrising, Star Trek Resurgence, ARC Raiders, Slitterhead and a first glimpse The matrix awakens, an Unreal Engine 5 experience playable on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.
We also got to see trailers for sonic the hedgehog 2, the Halo television series and a clip from The Matrix Resurrections.
It takes two won Game of the Year at The Game Awards 2021. You can find the full list here.