The Game Awards 2021 coming back to Los Angeles on Dec. 9

Last Updated September 30th, 2021

While last year was a virtual show, The Game Awards is returning to a live audience on December 9. The event will happen at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles but will still be free to watch across various digital outlets. During the 2020 show, more than 83 million live streams were watched, setting a record for the event.

Geoff Keighley will once again host The Game Awards with a number of special guests, performances, and game announcements.

“We are very excited to return to the Microsoft Theater for a special night to celebrate the past, present, and future of video games,” said Geoff Keighley, creator, executive producer, and host of The Game Awards. “Our goal is to bring the entire community together to celebrate the most powerful form of entertainment in the world and recognize emerging voices that represent the future of the medium.”

The Game Awards Orchestra will be live onstage and conducted by Lorne Balfe.

The Game Awards 2020 featured major game reveals including Perfect Dark, Back 4 Blood, and Mass Effect. Plus performances from Eddie Vedder, Lyn Inaizumi, and the London Philharmonic Orchestra. The show also featured guest appearances from Brie Larson, Tom Holland, Gal Gadot, Ralph Macchio, Keanu Reeves, and more.

In 2020, The Last of Us Part 2 was a favorite in almost every category it was nominated in, almost winning all of them. The game walked away with seven trophies, including Game of the Year, Best Narrative, and Best Action/Adventure game.

Final Fantasy VII Remake and Among Us both took home a couple of trophies.

Rewatch The Game Awards 2020 show below: