Look, I love gaming, and I love how busy the game industry was with releasing the information they did. But boy, things took a massive turn to me when we started having “teaser releases” all throughout the last half of the night.
I’m on the East Coast of America. I found out that Persona 5’s Joker would be in Smash Bros. Ultimate… But that wasn’t the only thing. Crash Bandicoot Racing was announced, Mortal Kombat 11 and a few others that don’t come to mind immediately made some late night waves.
But it sure felt like an extension of E3 to me. I don’t know why. It was just unnatural how much like E3 it felt. I appreciated it… But it kinda overshadowed the other awards to me.
Maybe it was an effort to keep people interested in the Game Awards and bring more gamers to it, but if that’s the case. I’d suggest putting it on a weekend in the early evening and run it like other award shows do.
But I’m just ranting and it’s an opinion piece. Hate me for it later.