Going live worldwide on Thursday, December 1 at the renowned Microsoft Theatre in Los Angeles, this year’s much awaited Game Awards 2016 will be the first-of-its-kind awards show due to the fact that it’ll air live on Twitter. The official press release states that:
The Twitter live stream will provide a unified experience for viewers to watch and comment on gaming’s biggest night, live Twitter comments on breaking news and the results of Twitter user polls will be integrated into the broadcast.
Twitter very recently made the announcement that it has officially partnered with coveted The Game Awards to live stream their yearly video game awards show. It will now to be the first awards ceremony to be streamed live on the struggling social platform.
Produced and hosted by world renown media entrepreneur Geoff Keighley, The Game Awards is an annual awards ceremony that specially invites video game industry celebrities, creators, eSports champions, influencers and big Hollywood names for a night of celebration. The event includes exclusive game world premieres and magical musical performances by bands and orchestras.
Geoff Keighley, creator and producer, talked about The Game Awards 2016:
Video games have the power to unite communities from all over the world, and this year we will share the power of gaming with more people than ever before. For 2016 we will expand our all-digital, no-friction path to global distribution through partnerships that include the first live awards show broadcast on Twitter, an initiative with Tencent to bring The Game Awards live to China, and our innovative, first-of-its-kind live VR broadcast with Next VR.
Commenting on yet another live streaming partnership, Twitter CFO Anthony Noto said,
Twitter is where gamers and awards show enthusiasts go to see and discuss what’s happening, the Game Awards 2016 on Twitter will bring together the live conversation and live broadcast of the gaming industry’s biggest night all on one screen.
Additionally, you’ll also be given the option to watch event live through the PlayStation Network on your playstation console, Xbox Live on your Xbox console, Steam, Twitch, YouTube, and even Facebook Live, with the usual Snapchat Live Stories which will showcase highlights and the new NextVR streaming the show in virtual reality.
While On Twitch, co-streaming will also be available for all broadcasters to add their own personal touch of live commentary, while the Xbox Live service will be taking it a step forward by allowing players to compete amongst each other to guess the winners in top most categories.