The Game Awards 2018 has doubled viewership over 2017, pulling in massive numbers that are undoubtedly a resounding success. The views increased from 11.5 million in 2017 to over 26 million in 2018, an increase of 128%.
Geoff Keighley took to Twitter to announce the news, saying that “This year viewership of
#TheGameAwards more than doubled over last year to 26 million live streams. This is simply unbelievable. Thank you for watching and supporting us across these past 5 shows. Gaming only keeps growing.
In addition to tons of massive announcements, such as a new Dragon Age game, Obsidian’s The Outer Worlds, Mortal Kombat 11 and more, the night was host to memorable moments like God of War winning Game of the Year 2018.
In an age where events like The Academy Awards and The Golden Globe Awards are losing viewership year-over-year, this is a great sign for The Game Awards and the gaming industry as a whole.