This year's Game Awards had... surprise, surprise, video game awards! But everyone knows that. What everyone really watches the show for are the previews of upcoming games which may or may not receive future game awards. Here are the biggest trailers and cryptic messages we won't know the answers to for the next few years.
World War Z
Do we really need another zombie game? Saber Interactive and Paramount Pictures think so. Five years after the release of the World War Z movie starring Brad Pitt, we're getting its video game counterpart. It's a 4-player co-op third person shooter which will be available soon for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
In the Valley of Gods
With beautiful visuals and an endearing narrative, first-person adventure game Firewatch definitely made an impact upon its release in 2016. Now, developer Campo Santo is introducing another game of a similar genre called In the Valley of Gods. The game follows two female explorers in their pursuit of an archeological treasure in the ancient valleys of 1920s Egypt. No release date has been announced yet.
From Software's New Game
There's nothing much we can derive from this brief teaser, but at least we know From Software is working on something. Whether it's a new iteration of Bloodborne, Dark Souls, or a new IP entirely, we can't tell. Is "Shadows Die Twice" even the game's title or is it a tagline? C'mon From Software, stop teasing!
After six long years, we're finally getting a new entry in the weapons-based fighting game franchise Soulcalibur. The sixth iteration will reportedly revisit the events of the original Soulcalibur, which explains why the trailer shows a younger (and very much alive) Sophitia and Mitsurugi. While it is cool that the franchise will return to its roots, it is also possible that newer characters like Talim, Tira, and Raphael won't be included. Let's hope that isn't the case. Soulcalibur VI will launch in 2018 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
It may be the longest trailer for Death Stranding, but in no way does it clear up any questions about the game. At one point, the camera pans down on Norman Reedus' throat to reveal a baby sucking his thumb. Look, just watch it.