The business of November has finally simmered down and the video game industry is just about ready to call it a year. But not until the Video Game Awards take place this week, with a number of games taking to the stage and handful of new ones ready to make their debut. But Microsoft have seemingly closed shop already, confirming that nothing new will be shown at the event.
Microsoft’s Aaron Greenberg confirmed this on Twitter last night, saying that the Xbox manufacture has nothing new to reveal at the rebranded Las Vegas event.
Since many have asked we are not planning any new game announcements @thegameawards. Looking forward to watching a great show however
— Aaron Greenberg (@aarongreenberg) December 2, 2014
It’s important to take note of the wording though. Even if Microsoft isn’t planning to reveal any new games, that doesn’t mean there can’t be more looks at already revealed titles. This could mean more trailers for games like Quantum Break, Scalebound or even a sneak peek at the Gears of War reboot. I highly doubt Microsoft has absolutely nothing to shows.
It’s the complete opposite with Sony however. They’re already teasing a brand new title for reveal at the show, as well as more looks at exclusives like Uncharted 4 and No Man’s Sky. There’s also going to be a strong third-party presence, with Hideo Kojima possibly already stealing the show with his Metal Gear Solid V multiplayer reveal.
Either way, there’s a lot to look forward to this year, which couldn’t really be said for previous shows. The Video Game Awards will be streamed online, live from Las Vegas, on December 6th.
Last Updated: December 3, 2014