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 behind-the-scenes trailers and reveals. This year’s show was very busy, with news covering everything from Star Wars and The expansion for aura and Among us. We even have a new Alan Wake. Besides, Sting was there.

If you couldn’t watch the show live, here are the top announcements you missed.

Explore the matrix in Unreal Engine

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

Alan Wake 2 move the series to survival horror

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

Silent Hill the creator returns with Slitterhead

Bokeh Game Studio, a team led by Silent Hill creator Keiichiro Toyama teased an extremely creepy new game with the equally creepy title Slitterhead. It’s so creepy I can’t embed the trailer, check it out here.

Elden Ring still looks amazing

We have already seen many Elden Ring And I even played a bit, but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to keep seeing progress. The latter is more focused on the story than the game, and makes waiting until the game’s release in February that much more difficult.

A proper look at the Suicide squad play

It’s been a long time since Rocksteady, the studio best known for music Arkham Batman game series – revealed he was working on a Suicide squad title, but we have a fresh look at Kill the Justice League thanks to a new trailer. The game is expected to launch in 2022, making it Rocksteady’s first new game in nearly seven years.

Wonder Woman will have her own game

In other DC news, Monolith Productions, the team behind Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor – is making a Wonder Woman game. It will be a third person action game that will make use of Mordorthe famous “nemesis system”. Nothing is known about the release date or the platforms yet.

Final Fantasy VII Remake finally reaches the PC

The old remake of the classic PlayStation exclusive Final Fantasy VII it’s coming to PCs now, and it’s coming soon. The port will leave on December 16 and will be the improved one. Intergrade version that previously graced the PS5.

Quantic Dream is doing a Star Wars play

Quantic Dream, the studio behind the, let’s say, questionable game Detroit: become human, you are now creating a title based on the Star Wars universe. It’s called Eclipse, it’s set during the High Republic era, and it’s described as “an intricately branched action-adventure game that can be experienced in many ways and puts the fate of multiple playable characters in your hands.” Nothing is known about a launch window or platforms yet.

A new trailer for the live action. aura Serie

While the whole world is hooked Infinite halo, there is another great addition to the aura the universe is coming too. At the Game Awards we got our first real look at live action. aura Television show coming to Paramount Plus early next year.

Among us comes to virtual reality

You can now play the social deduction hit Among us on a wide range of platforms, but its next release offers something different: virtual reality. The new version is being developed by the virtual reality studio Schell Games (I hope you die) and will change the experience from a cute 2D game to a 3D first-person experience. The release date is unknown, but it will hit the Meta Quest, PlayStation VR, and Steam VR headsets.

Google Play games are coming to PC

In a surprise announcement, Google introduced 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 is expected to be available in 2022.

A double dose of Sonic

Plus 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 look at the sequel to the live action Sonic 2020 movie, including first look (and hear) of Idris Elba as Knuckles.

Dune: Spice Wars 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 that is scheduled to launch in early access on PC in 2022.

A long and awkward trailer for Hellblade 2

The sequel to Hellblade – a scary game about madness – seems bigger in almost every way, from the world you will run through to the creepy monsters you will face. In short, it looks scary, but you can get a good idea of ​​the experience with this sprawling new trailer.

CupheadExpansion makes a new look.

It has been a long time since we heard from Studio MDHR about The delicious last dish, a major expansion coming to the run-and-gun platformer Cuphead. 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 Cuphead Its on.

Another chill League of Legends album

This summer, Riot released an extremely laid-back album filled with royalty-free music designed specifically for streamers. He has now released his second, based on League Diana character, which has 43 tracks composed by 25 different artists. It’s available to stream now on services like Spotify and Apple Music.

PUBG now it’s free

Years after its initial release, the genre-defining Battle Royale PUBG finally going to be free to play. The change puts the game on an equal footing with contemporaries like Fortnite and Apex legends (together with mobile derivatives PUBG mobile and PUBG: new status) and should go a long way toward keeping the gaming competitive scene alive for years to come.

Star trek Gets a Telltale-style affair

Dramatic Labs, a new studio made up of veterans of hapless adventure game developer Telltale, is using the same choose your own adventure format for an upcoming Star Trek game. Is named Resurgence, and the studio says it tells an entirely new story set shortly after the events of The next generation. It will launch next spring on Xbox, PlayStation, and the Epic Games Store.

… and Telltale is doing a Extension play

Meanwhile, the revived version of Telltale is also working on a sci-fi title, with a new series based on The expansion. It is billed as a prequel to the Amazon Prime series and is being jointly developed by Life is strange Deck Nine studio.

Thirsty suitors has strong Scott pilgrim vibes

The latest version of Falcon age the developer Outerloop Games is called Thirsty suitors, and is described as “an action-adventure narrative game that grapples with complex family dynamics, navigates difficult relationships, and uncovers the real me.” It also has some strong Scott pilgrim vibes with fights against ex, along with some Tony Hawk-skate style. The game published by Annapurna is listed as “coming soon” for PC.

Release dates Sayo, CrossfireX, and Lost ark

Nestled amongst all the teasers and reveals are some recently announced release dates. The adorable Zelda-like Sayo It’s out on March 16 for Xbox and PC, and we’ve got a lovely new trailer to go with the date as well. CrossfireX, the upcoming Xbox shooter that is a collaboration between Smilegate and Remedy, will debut on February 8. (While Smilegate developed the multiplayer part, Remedy handled the single-player campaign.) Lost ark, an MMO published by Amazon, will be available on February 11 on Steam.

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