All the winners, announcements and reveals from the 2019 Game Awards
The 5th annual gaming award show has wrapped up and we’ve got the rundown of the biggest news
The Game Awards 2019 was presented live on Thursday and brought with it several new game reveals, some memorable moments and, of course, lots of awards.
The show was once again hosted by its creator and producer Geoff Keighley, who started The Game Awards in 2014, according to its official website. The Game Awards is the successor to the original Game Awards show, which was a Spike TV production and ran from 2003 to 2013.
The original iteration featured Keighley as its host and he continued the tradition when the television network decided to end its run. This year’s co-host was Sydnee Goodman from IGN.
The show was live on over 50 platforms around the world and Keighley mentioned at one point that over 900,000 viewers were tuning in on Twitch alone. YouTube’s stream had about 300,000 viewers consistently throughout the nearly three hour event.
This year’s show included performances by Green Day, Chvrches and Grimes, the reveal of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice as Game of the Year winner and the announcement of a new Fast & Furious video game, plus a whole lot more.
Perhaps the most unexpected announcement was the official reveal of the new Xbox console. Xbox head Phil Spencer was on stage and revealed that Project Scarlett will now be known as Xbox Series X, which is coming holiday 2020.
The announcement was accompanied by a photo of the new system, which looks similar to a desktop PC. Also shown was what appeared to be an Xbox One controller, which likely means there won’t be a revised controller for the new system.
Ninja Theory’s new game for the XSX, Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, was also revealed.
Speaking of new consoles, Godfall from Gearbox was revealed as well and it’ll be a PlayStation 5 console exclusive in holiday 2020. That also confirms the PS5 will hit store shelves around the same time as the Xbox Series X.
A new feature of The Game Awards this year is the Game Festival, which allows players to play demos of 13 upcoming games on Steam. Keighley said next year the program will be extended across platforms.
The games include SkateBIRD, System Shock, Haven, The Drifter and more. The catch is that the demos are only available for 48 hours. You can check out the demos through Saturday at 10 a.m.
If you missed The Game Awards 2019, you can watch a full replay of the show below or take a look at our list of reveals and moments as well as the winners list below.
Game Reveals & New Trailers:
Notes: All new games “coming 2020” unless otherwise noted. List is presented in order of appearance on the show and may not include everything.
World Premiere | Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 DLC – Gambit, Ice Man and more join the battle in the game’s second DLC pack on December 23, 2019
World Premiere | Maneater – coming May 22, 2020
Jumanji characters in Dreams
World Premiere | Humankind first gameplay trailer; players will control a created avatar
World Premiere | No More Heroes III: The Return trailer
World Premiere | Final Fantasy VII Remake trailer
World Premiere | Xbox Series X – holiday 2020; Phil Spencer announces the new Xbox console with a photo of what looks like a PC along with an Xbox One controller
World Premiere | Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II for Xbox Series X
World Premiere: Godfall coming from Gearbox Publishing holiday 2020 exclusively for PlayStation 5 (which also confirms PS5 is coming holiday 2020)
World Premiere | Bravely Default II announcement trailer
World Premiere | Prologue from playerunknown teased
World Premiere | Sons of the Forest announcement trailer
World Premiere | Ruined King: A League of Legends Story announcement teaser; story-driven, turn-based RPG
World Premiere | Magic: Legends
World Premiere | Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance reveal trailer
Ori: The Will of Wisps – new trailer
World Premiere | Weird West
World Premiere | Ghost of Tsushima extended trailer; coming to PS4 summer 2020
World Premiere | Nine to Five reveal trailer
World Premiere | New World (Amazon Games) reveal trailer
World Premiere | Convergence: A League of Legends Story reveal teaser
Surgeon Simulator 2 trailer
World Premiere | The Wolf Among Us 2 teaser
World Premiere | Fast & Furious Crossroads coming May 2020
Green Day performance + announcement that Green Day will be featured in Beat Saber
Chvrches/Game Awards Orchestra performance
Jumanji cast promotes Dreams on PS4
Phil Spencer announces Project Scarlett is now known as Xbox Series X and coming holiday 2020
Stephen Curry form the Golden State Warriors on stage to announce eSports player of the year
An exclusive PlayStation 5 game, Godfall, revealed and a confirmation of holiday 2020 for PS5
Norman Reedus presents Best Action Game
Muppets Beaker and Bunsen on stage to present Games for Impact and a hilarious Untitled Beaker Game skit
Former head of Nintendo of America Reggie Fils-Aime on stage to present the award for Fresh Indie Game
Hideo Kojima on stage to accept award for best game direction
Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez live on stage to announce the new Fast & Furious game
Game of the Year: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Best Action Adventure Game: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
Best Game Direction: Death Stranding
Best Fresh Indie Game: Disco Elysium
Best Independent Game: Disco Elysium
Player’s Voice: Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Best Action Game: Devil May Cry 5
Best Family Game: Luigi’s Mansion 3
Best Fighting Game: Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Best Mobile Game: Call of Duty: Mobile
Best Multiplayer Game: Apex Legends
Best Narrative: Disco Elysium
Best Ongoing Game: Fortnite
Best Performance: Mads Mikkelsen, Death Stranding
Best Role-Playing Game: Disco Elysium
Best Sports/Racing Game: Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled
Best Strategy Game (real-time, turn-based): Fire Emblem: Three Houses
Best VR/AR Game: Beat Saber
Best Art Direction: Control (Remedy/505 Games)
Best Audio Design: Call of Duty Modern Warfare
Score & Music: Death Stranding
Best Community Support: Destiny 2
Games for Impact Award: Gris
Content Creator of the Year: Shroud
eSports Game of the Year: League of Legends
eSports Player: Bugha
eSports Coach: Zonic
eSports Event: League of Legends World Championship 2019
eSports Host: Sjokz
eSports Team: G2 eSports