Geoff Keighley The Game Awards has launched its first official metaverse experience on Core. A platform built by Manticore Games for user-created games, interactive experiences, and live events.
Fans will be able to watch and interact with the awards show live
This means that on December 9 at 5 p.m. Pacific time, fans will be able to watch and interact with the awards show live from within the virtual environment of Axial Tilt. An interactive world that serves as a metaverse hub for programming and events hosted by Keighley.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, Keighley had to address a contentious issue. In a Washington Post interview published Friday, Keighley explained how he plans to deal with the Activision Blizzard litigation. Which is one of the awards’ advisers through Rob Kostich, the company’s president.
Keighley expressed support for those who came forward with stories of sexual harassment at Activision Blizzard. Saying he was thinking about how to “navigate” the company’s involvement. However, he stated that he wanted to help employees and developers.
This sparked outrage on social media. Prompting Keighley to clarify that Activision Blizzard would not be attending this year’s show. In addition abuse, harassment, or predatory practices have no place in any company or community.
“I also recognize that we have a large platform that can accelerate and inspire change,” said Keighley. “We are committed to that. However we must all work together to create a better more inclusive environment in which everyone feels safe to create the best games in the world.”
Axial Tilt on Core will introduce a new way for viewers to experience The Game Awards
Axial Tilt on Core will give viewers a new way to watch The Game Awards, allowing them to watch the show live while also participating in a number of interactive experiences that will only be available during the broadcast. This includes a red carpet experience beginning at 4 p.m. Pacific time on the day of the show, as well as an afterparty with a special guest DJ immediately following the ceremony.
Fans can predict the winners of select categories live during the broadcast for a chance to win exclusive Core prizes. Players can also keep themselves entertained before, during, and after the show by playing one of the many mini-games available inside Axial Tilt.
The Game Awards’ creator, Geoff Keighley, said in a statement, “I’m always on the lookout for exciting new ways to bring The Game Awards to new audiences”. “The emergence of new metaverse platforms like Core, as well as the social experiences they enable around live events. In addition presented an incredible opportunity to provide fans with a new interactive way to enjoy the show”. It seemed like a natural fit, given that it’s a show about interactive entertainment.”