Video games do not yet have an equivalent to industry awards ceremonies like the Emmys or the Oscars, but they’re getting there. There are two kinds of awards given in the biz—the quieter sort from trade conventions like the Game Developers Conference, and the splashier kind that vies for a more mainstream audience. Last night’s The Game Awards falls in the latter category.
While plenty of games were celebrated, The Game Awards had a strange preoccupation with pulling double duty as a press conference for a slew of games that will come out over the next year. While it’s a puzzling distraction from the games the show is ostensibly celebrating, they often manage to include some interesting reveals. Here are the best sneak peeks: