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How to watch The Game Awards 2021

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The Game Awards 2021, hosted by Geoff Keighley, are the latest installment in the annual awards show. In addition to numerous awards for games, studios and publishers across the gaming industry, there's also plenty of big reveals. We're tracking everything confirmed or rumored to be at The Game Awards 2021, but if you want to make sure you catch the show live, you'll need to be ready.

Over the past several years, there have been many huge announcements at The Game Awards, such as The Initiative's Perfect Dark in 2020. Many of these announcements could be for some of the best Xbox games available, so you won't want to miss out.

How to watch The Game Awards 2021

The Game Awards 2021 are scheduled to begin on Thursday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. ET / 4:30 p.m. PT. Fortunately, you've got a few different options for streaming them live. We've laid out all the different options below:

In our experience, using YouTube tends to net the highest-quality stream since YouTube is supporting a 4K premiere for The Game Awards 2021. Twitch tends to have the least lag, however, so if you're not as concerned with picture quality but really want to make sure you aren't left behind, that's the one you'll want to use. Twitter and Facebook Live tend to be the less-efficient options.

There's going to be a number of huge premieres at The Game Awards 2021, with host Keighley confirming that a "double-digit" number of these premieres are completely new games. Naturally, there will also be some returning titles, games that we've seen in months or years past but are going to get a new trailer or possibly even release date.

We'll also be covering The Game Awards on Windows Central so be sure to tune in here as well for up-to-date articles on winners, announcements, and more!

Samuel Tolbert
Samuel Tolbert

Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.

1 Comment
  • Sure, that's half past 1 over here :( I'll watch the trailers afterwards :p (PS: a suggestion for the Windows Central site: build in a small tool which converts show times into local times)