Geoff Keighley Addresses Game Awards Security Concerns and Promises Enhanced Measures
In response to past incidents involving unauthorized individuals disrupting The Game Awards, host and producer Geoff Keighley has announced enhanced security measures for the upcoming 10th-anniversary edition of the event, scheduled for December 7. Keighley shared insights into the increased security planning during a recent Twitch Q&A livestream, acknowledging the importance of ensuring the safety of everyone involved in the show, from attendees to participants.
Keighley, who has faced stage invasions in the past, including a bizarre incident during the Elden Ring acceptance speech last year, emphasized the need to address security concerns without compromising the celebration of video games. During the Elden Ring incident, an individual from the audience joined the stage and made unconventional remarks about former US President Bill Clinton, raising questions about the adequacy of security measures in place at the time.
In response to concerns raised during the Twitch session, Keighley assured viewers that undisclosed plans were in motion to prevent any further stage invasions. While refraining from divulging specific details due to security reasons, Keighley expressed gratitude for the audience’s concern and emphasized the importance of hosting a memorable show that honors the gaming industry.
Past disruptions, including the recent incident at Gamescom Opening Night Live where an individual interrupted Keighley, demanding information about GTA 6, underscored the need for more robust security measures. The slow response to these intrusions has fueled discussions about attendee safety and the protection of developers on stage.
As The Game Awards approach its 10th year, the heightened security measures aim to ensure a smooth and incident-free celebration of the gaming industry. The prestigious Game of the Year award will be contested by noteworthy titles such as Baldur’s Gate 3, The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Alan Wake 2, Resident Evil 4, and Super Mario Bros. Wonder, adding to the anticipation surrounding the milestone event.