Geoff Keighley produced Spike TV’s Video Game Awards for years, but last year he hosted his own awards show instead, and The Game Awards proved to be a huge success. Nearly 2 million people tuned in for the show last year, and this year’s numbers were even better. Polygon reports that The Game Awards 2015 attracted over 2.3 million viewers.
Keighley set out to improve the balance and pacing of the show this year, and he feels confident that this was accomplished. With that in mind, Keighley believes the show will very likely return next year, and he will focus on adding new elements to the show, including an eSports tournament.
“With the growth this year and all the sponsor support, I feel pretty confident we will be back next December for The Game Awards 2016.
“A tighter production technically, a shorter run time, and more on-stage awards. The format feels good, and it’s been nice to see the audience response — two solid years means we’re on the right path. Next year will be about adding other elements around the show. One thing I wanted to do this year was a big eSports tournament the day of the show, but we just didn’t have enough bandwidth to get it done. ”
— Geoff Keighley
Two years in, how satisfied are you with The Game Awards? What new elements would you like to see in the show going forward? Leave your thoughts in the comments below.