The Game Awards 2021: all the news and trailers

It’s that time of year: The Game Awards, a three-hour event where the awards take place behind the scenes of trailers and reveals. This year’s show has been packed, with news covering everything from Star wars and The extent To Halo and Among us. We even got a new Alan wake. Also, Sting was there.

If you couldn’t catch the live show, here are all the most important announcements you missed.

Explore the Matrix in Unreal Engine

Epic’s latest demo for Unreal Engine 5 isn’t just a pretty cinematic, but rather an interactive feature that you can download for free right now on a PlayStation 5. Better yet, it’s a chance to explore the cyberpunk world. of The matrix ahead of the release of the fourth film later this month – which we also got a new look at tonight. For even more, be sure to check out our interview with Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss.

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Alan wake 2 moves the series into survival horror

One of the biggest surprises was that Alan Wake got a sequel. We don’t know much about it, but creative director Sam Lake says the series will move in a direction of survival horror.

silent Hill the creator comes back with Slitterhead

Bokeh Game Studio, a team led by silent Hill Creator Keiichiro Toyama, Teased Extremely Scary New Game With Equally Scary Title Slitterhead. It’s so scary I can’t fit the trailer – watch it here.

Ancient ring always looks amazing

We have already seen a lot of Ancient ring – and even played around a bit – but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to keep watching trailers. The latter is more story-driven than gameplay-driven, and makes waiting for the game to launch in February even more difficult.

A good look at the Suicide Squad Game

Rocksteady – the best known studio for the Arkham Batman game series – revealed he was working on a Suicide Squad title, but we have a new take on Kill the Justice League thanks to a new trailer. The game is slated to launch in 2022, making it Rocksteady’s first new game in nearly seven years.

Wonder Woman gets her own game

In other DC news, Monolith Productions – the team behind Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – made a Wonder Woman game. It will be a third person action game with who will use Mordorthe famous “Nemesis system”. No word yet on the release date or platforms.

Final Fantasy VII remake finally arrives on PC

The remake of the classic formerly exclusive to PlayStation Final fantasy vii is coming to PC now – and it’s coming soon. The port will be released on December 16, and it will be the upgraded version Intergrade version that previously adorned the PS5.

Quantic Dream makes a Star wars Game

Quantic Dream, the studio behind the game, say, questionable Detroit: become human, now makes a title based on the Star wars universe. It’s called Eclipse, set in the days of the High Republic, and is described as “an action-adventure game with intricate ramifications that can be experienced in many ways and puts the fates of multiple playable characters in your hands.” . No word on an exit window or platforms yet.

A new trailer for the live-action Halo series

While everyone is addicted Infinite halo, there is another big addition to the Halo universe to come too. At the Game Awards, we got our first real glimpse of the live action Halo TV show coming to Paramount Plus early next year.

Among us arrives in VR

You can already play the hit social deduction Among us on a wide range of platforms, but its next release offers something different: virtual reality. The new version is developed by the VR studio Schell Games (I expect you to die) and will transform the experience of a nice 2D game to a 3D experience in the first person. No word on a release date, but it’s happening on the Meta Quest, PlayStation VR, and Steam VR headsets.

Google Play games are coming to PC

In a surprise announcement, Google teased a new tool that will allow you to play Android games from Google Play on a PC. We don’t have many details yet, but it should be available in 2022.

A double dose of Sonic

In addition to the surprise reveal of a new “open zone” game called Sonic borders, the last attempt to make a good 3D Sonic the hedgehog, we also got a glimpse of the sequel to the live-action Sonic 2020 film – including Idris Elba’s first look (and listen to) as Knuckles.

Dune: the war of spices is a spin-off of RTS

The world of Dune is set to expand with Spice Wars, a real-time strategy game from developer Shiro Games set to launch in Early Access on PC in 2022.

A long uncomfortable trailer for Hellblade 2

Following Infernal blade – a terrifying game about madness – looks bigger in almost every way, from the world you will pass through to the spooky monsters you will face. In short, it sounds terrifying, but you can get a good idea of ​​the experience with this lengthy new trailer.

Cup headexpansion makes a new appearance

It has been a while since we last heard of Studio MDHR from The last delicious dish, a big expansion for the run-and-gun platform game Cup head. Now we not only have a new look, but a release date: the DLC will be available on June 30, 2022 on all platforms that Cup head is on.

Another thrill League of Legends album

This summer, Riot released an extremely cool album filled with copyright-free music made especially for streamers. Now he’s releasing his second, based on League character Diana, which includes 43 pieces composed by 25 different artists. It is now available to stream on services such as Spotify and Apple Music.

PUBG is now free

Years after its initial release, the battle royale that defines the genre PUBG will finally play for free. The change puts the game on a par with contemporaries like Fortnite and Apex Legends (with mobile fallout PUBG Mobile and PUBG: new state) and should go a long way in keeping the competitive gaming scene alive for the next several years.

Star trek gets a Telltale style adventure

Dramatic Labs, a new studio made up of veterans from haunted adventure game developer Telltale, uses the same Choose Your Own Adventure format for an upcoming Star Trek game. It is called Recurrence, and the studio says it’s telling a brand new story that takes place shortly after the events of The next generation. It’s slated to launch next spring on Xbox, PlayStation, and the Epic Games Store.

… and Telltale makes a Extent Game

Meanwhile, the relaunched version of Telltale is also working on a sci-fi title, with a new series based on The extent. It is billed as a prequel to the Amazon Prime series and is co-developed by Life is strange studio bridge nine.

thirsty suitors has strong Scott pilgrim vibrations

The latest version of The age of the falcon developer Outerloop Games is called thirsty suitors, and is described as “a narrative action-adventure game that tackles the themes of complex family dynamics, navigating difficult relationships, and self-discovery.” It also has strong Scott pilgrim vibrations with fights against exes, with some Tony Hawk-skateboard style. The game published by Annapurna is listed as “coming soon” for PC.

Release dates for Tunic, CrossfireX, and Lost ark

Among all the trailers and reveals were a few recently announced release dates. the adorable Zelda-As Tunic drops March 16 on Xbox and PC – and we also have a lovely new trailer to accompany the date. CrossfireX, the upcoming Xbox shooter that is a collaboration between Smilegate and Remedy, will debut on February 8. (While Smilegate was developing the multiplayer part, Remedy was handling the single player campaign.) Meanwhile, Lost ark, an MMO released by Amazon, will be available on February 11 on Steam.

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