The Sport Awards 2021 has partnered with music streaming service Spotify. The deal solidifies Spotify’s position because the unique audio streaming companion for the occasion. Moreover, a four-part behind-the-scenes “Contained in the Sport Awards” podcast has appeared on the platform. The podcast will function organizer Geoff Keighley giving perception into the occasion’s nominees in addition to musical performances.
Through the precise occasion, Spotify will present the most recent updates for musical artists and performances featured at The Sport Awards 2021. The Sport Awards 2021 may also function the return of the in-person Sport Awards Orchestra. Notably, the brand new four-part podcast will provide a behind-the-scenes take a look at how the occasion is organized.
The first episode of the podcast is already out there on the platform. In it, a number of journalists from outstanding shops like IGN and Giantbomb be a part of Keighley to speak concerning the jury choice and nomination course of. Particularly, Keighley talks about how video games are chosen for Sport of the Yr, in addition to how video games reminiscent of Forza Horizon have been snubbed for a nomination. Keighley additionally admits that the Sport Awards panel might have a bias in direction of narrative-driven video games.
Geoff Keighley additionally talks about how Deathloop turned one of many most nominated video games of the yr. Deathloop appeared alongside different 2021 heavy-hitters reminiscent of Ratchet & Clank: Rift Aside, It Takes Two, and Psychonauts 2. Keighley praises the truth that Deathloop is a brand new IP from Arkane Studios. IGN’s Tina Amini highlights how Deathloop’s mechanics maintain the sport recent, whereas Giantbomb’s Jeff Gerstmann talked about its distinctive looping construction.
Earlier this month, Keighley introduced that The Sport Awards 2021 would function new sport bulletins “within the double digits.” Moreover, this yr’s occasion will focus extra on sport bulletins moderately than superstar appearances, and—importantly—don’t have anything to do with NFTs. Notably, the present might even function some non-videogame media bulletins as effectively, which is one thing we’ve seen creeping into Keighley’s assorted reveals all year long.
The Sport Awards will air on December 9, 2021.