The Game Awards 2015

Geoff Keighley's second annual Game Awards take place this evening at 2am GMT (the morning of Friday 4 December), bringing with them ten world premiere announcements or trailer debuts, and ten awards to be decided either by a panel of judges or via a public vote.

The show takes place later this evening at 2am GMT, 3am CET, 9pm EST, 6pm PST, and is being held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. It will be streamed pretty much everywhere, so you'll be able to watch it via Twitch (below), YouTube, PSN, Xbox Live, on Wii U or courtesy of Major League Gaming, among others.

Ten world premieres have been announced and we know what three of them will be. The first gameplay from Far Cry Primal will be revealed, we'll get a new look at Xbox One exclusive Quantum Break, and NetherRealm Studios will announce a new character for Mortal Kombat X.

Microsoft's Aaron Greenberg revealed that more Xbox One games will be included among the announcements. With the event's close proximity to PlayStation Experience, which takes place this weekend in San Francisco, Sony may use this platform to make an announcement, or they may wait for their own show.

Last year Nintendo surprised everyone with the first look at gameplay from the new Legend of Zelda game for Wii U. While another glimpse of that game seems unlikely, a precedent has been set for the gaming firm to once again play a part.

British pop act CHVRCHES and Deadmau5 will be performing live, while Mark Hamill, NBA legend Shaquille O'Neal, and actor Kiefer Sutherland – best known for portraying Big Boss in MGS5 this year – will all be appearing.

If last year's show is anything to go by the awards won't be getting as much focus as the announcements, which works for us because awards are stupid. Nevertheless, below are all the nominees with our predictions for the winners (i.e. who we think will win, not who we necessarily want to win) in bold.


Game Of The Year


Bloodborne
Fallout 4
MGS5: The Phantom Pain
Super Mario Maker
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt


Developer Of The Year


Bethesda Game Studios
CD Projekt Red
From Software
Kojima Productions
Nintendo


Best Independent Game


Axiom Verge
Her Story
Ori And The Blind Forest
Rocket League
Undertale


Best Mobile/Handheld Game


Downwell
Fallout Shelter
Lara Croft GO
Monster Hunter 4: Ultimate
PAC-MAN 256


Best Narrative


Her Story
Life is Strange
Tales From The Borderlands
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Until Dawn


Best Score/Soundtrack


Fallout 4
Halo 5: Guardians
MGS5: The Phantom Pain
Ori And The Blind Forest
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt


Best Performance


Ashly Burch as Chloe Price (Life is Strange)
Camilla Luddington as Lara Croft (Rise Of The Tomb Raider)
Doug Cockle as Geralt (The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt)
Mark Hamill as The Joker (Batman: Arkham Knight)
Viva Seifert (Her Story)


Games For Change


Cibele
Her Story
Life is Strange
Sunset
Undertale


Best Shooter


Call of Duty: Black Ops III
Destiny: The Taken King
Halo 5: Guardians
Splatoon
Star Wars Battlefront


Best Action/Adventure


Assassin's Creed Syndicate
Batman: Arkham Knight
MGS5: The Phantom Pain
Ori And The Blind Forest
Rise Of The Tomb Raider


Best RPG


Bloodborne
Fallout 4
Pillars of Eternity
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Undertale


Best Fighting Game


Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-
Mortal Kombat X
Rise of Incarnates
Rising Thunder


Best Family Game


Disney Infinity 3.0
LEGO Dimensions
Skylanders: Superchargers
Splatoon
Super Mario Maker


Best Sports


Fifa 16
Forza Motorsport 6
NBA 2K16
Pro Evolution Soccer 2016
Rocket League


Best Multiplayer


Call of Duty: Black Ops III
Destiny: The Taken King
Halo 5: Guardians
Rocket League
Splatoon


Best Art Direction


Batman: Arkham Knight
Bloodborne
MGSV: TPP
Ori And The Blind Forest
The Witcher 3


Esports Game Of The Year


Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
CS: GO
Dota 2
Hearthstone
League of Legends


Best Fan Creation


GTA V - Targets
Portal Stories: Mel
Real GTA
Twitch Plays Dark Souls


Trending Gamer


Christopher "Montecristo" Mykles
Greg Miller
Markiplier
Pewdiepie
Total Biscuit


Esports Team Of The Year


Evil Geniuses
Fnatic
Optic Gaming
SK Telecom T1
Team Solomid


Esports Player Of The Year


Kenny "Kennys" Schrub
Lee "Faker" Sang-Hyeok
Olof "Olofmeister" Kajbjer
Peter "PPD" Dager
Syd Sumail "SUMA1L" Hassan


Most Anticipated Game


Horizon Zero Dawn
No Man's Sky
Quantum Break
The Last Guardian
Uncharted 4

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