Geoff Keighley Is Considering Adding New Categories For Game Awards

There is a possibility of Geoff Keighley adding new categories to the Game Awards and we've got all the details here!
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Geoff Keighley, the host and producer of The Game Awards, has announced that he is considering adding new award categories to the show. He spoke on Best Remake and Best DLC specifically but also mentioned other potential categories.

During a Twitch Q&A about the Game Awards, Keighley opened up about the potential of more categories and awards (Thanks VGC). He said that he and his team have been discussing the possibility of adding new award categories in the future.

“Nothing new this year. I’ve seen people online saying ‘Why don’t you have a Best DLC category’, which is kind of like the Ongoing Game category. Typically that’s been live service games but this year Cyberpunk 2077 is nominated, and when people ask why it’s nominated. Well, because they improved the base game in a big way with version 2.0 and Phantom Liberty. So that’s sort of in that category… The other thing people always ask is why don’t we have a Best Remake or Remaster category.”

Geoff Keighley

Keighley says that he and his team have talked about adding a Best Remake category for several years, but that they are not sure if there are enough high-quality remakes every year to justify a separate category. He also says that they don’t want to create a category that would disqualify remakes from being nominated for Game of the Year.

“We’ve talked about it. I think the question is, are there five amazing remakes every year? Some years there are – there were some amazing ones this year, obviously, Resident Evil 4 is nominated for Game of the Year. Dead Space, a bunch of other good ones that came out this year. And the question also then is would those remakes not be eligible for Game of the Year? So yeah, nothing new this year category-wise but it’s definitely something that we talk about every year, and try to evaluate the best way to go about that.”

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