Geoff Keighley’s Game Awards are not usually something we cover directly here on MOP, given that they branch far and away from MMORPGs and we have our own awards to contend with. But for the last year or two, a few of the games we care about have been using the event to drop goodies ahead of the new year, so we’re keeping an eye on the show tonight.
Specifically, Elder Scrolls Online and Warframe have both publicly promised reveals during the show, and Amazon’s New World has been teasing a big announcement for today, which we (correctly!) assumed is intended for the event (although it’s been a bit spoiled by the premature arrival of the Steam page). Even Fortnite is up to something. Last year, of course, the show helped reveal a brand-new MMO we weren’t even expecting, Atlas, so it’s gonna be fun seeing what else we’ll get tonight.
Tune in with us at 8:30 p.m. EST tonight for the event; we’ll be updating this post with the big MMO-related news as it happens!
9:15 PM EST – Nothing really MMO-centric yet, but the Xbox One Series X stuff is relevant, if goofy.
— high class leakboy Slasher (@Slasher) December 13, 2019
9:25 PM EST – Gearbox has announced “looter slasher” Godfall for PS5 coming holiday 2020 – not an MMO, but there’s co-op.
9:32 PM EST – Digital Extremes has just announced that Empyrean – and the long-awaited Railjack system – is officially live right now for Warframe’s PC version. More in our full post!
9:45 PM EST – Epic Games announced that as part of the Fortnite Star Wars promo, JJ Abrams will be in the game to chat, plus there’s a a new TIE fighter plus some key character costumes and other transmedia synergy nonsense on deck too. It’s happening live on Saturday at 2 p.m. EST.
9:50 PM EST – Remember when Riot Games announced RiotForge? It unveiled the first game being build under the system: Ruined King: A League of Legends Story for PC and console. It’s single-player, though.
— Riot Forge (@RiotForge) December 13, 2019
9:56 PM – Brief plug for Cyberpunk 2077’s music. No new news. Music is fab.
10:09 PM – Apex Legends previewed its winter events.
You got bamboozled! Admit it, I totally had you fooled but no hard feelings, ok? That was all so I could get your attention and invite you to my amazing Holo-day Bash! And guess what? It starts…right now!
— Apex Legends (@PlayApex) December 13, 2019
10:25 PM – Perfect World finally put a name on the Magic MMORPG it’s been working on for the last few years: Magic: Legends. Here’s our whole post.
11:10 PM – Amazon confirmed New World’s 2020 launch – it’s coming in May. Check out our whole piece here.
11:15 PM – Convergence: A League of Legends story is the second RiotForge game coming.
11:30 PM – ZeniMax Online Studios has revealed the final trailer for Elder Scrolls Online’s Season of the Dragon – and the kicker is that the trailer also announces that next year’s arc, Dark Heart of Skyrim, will take us back into the province – and the province of nostalgia. More in our full post!
Thanks folks, time for sleep! :D