Today, it was revealed that The Game Awards 2021 has reached a new high in viewership yet again with a total of 85 million global livestreams. Following The Game Awards 2020, this year’s show returned to an in-person event. Like every year, The Game Awards 2021 featured lots of game announcements and also featured several video game-related tv and film previews. This year, The Game Awards streamed on more than 30 platforms including Twitter, Facebook, Twitch, YouTube, and Steam. The Game Awards official livestream on YouTube rose 14% with more than 1.75 million hours watched on the main feed. 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-setting 1.6 million tweets about the show which is its best-ever performance. At the time, The Game Awards was trending #1 worldwide for the 8th year in a row, holding 11 out of the top 30 worldwide trends. “We are grateful we could return to an-in person ceremony in 2021 and continue to build on our success with significant international growth in 2021,” Geoff Keighley, Producer & Host of The Game Awards, said.
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This year’s show delivered a record 85 million livestreams across more than 30 platforms, as well as record social and voting engagement. pic.twitter.com/zsvgwpSD83
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This year, we got to 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 Elden Ring. 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 look at The Matrix Awakens, an Unreal Engine 5 experience playable on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.
It Takes Two won Game of the Year at The Game Awards 2021. You can find the full list here.