Geoff Keighley, longtime host of Spike TV's annual game awards, has been flying solo and running his own show since 2014. The Game Awards have grown in viewership and prominence every year since, and Keighley's show is returning once again in less than a month. As the name suggests, The Game Awards honors some of the best and most popular releases from the year, but that's only about half of the story.
The Game Awards also features announcements about upcoming releases, some of them previously unknown. It's always a struggle for Keighley to choose how he wants to balance the show, focusing it more on the awards or more on the reveals. Based on a recent comment, it would seem this year he's really leaning into the reveals.
According to one of his tweets, this show will be record-breaking in two ways. The Game Awards 2018 will be streamed on a record 40 different platforms, and it will feature a record number of new game announcements. Interestingly, Sony chose not to hold their normally annual PlayStation Experience this year, and Microsoft recently wrapped up a show of their own. Could we be in for some big Nintendo announcements?