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This Year’s Game Awards Security Will Be Enhanced

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Geoff Keighley, the Game Awards host, has secret security plans in place to prevent yet another stage invasion incident

Following incidents of unauthorized people appearing on stage to disrupt proceedings at Geoff Keighley-produced shows, security at The Game Awards will be tightened for this year’s event. In a Twitch Q&A Livestream, Keighley, the host and producer of The Game Awards, was asked if there would be any increased security measures for the show, and he explained that plans were in place to prevent yet another stage invasion.

“We don’t want to talk about that stuff too publicly, just because it’s security,” Keighley said (via VGC). “We definitely have plans and we’re trying to do all we can to keep me safe, but also everyone watching the show, the audience, people participating in the show and everything.

It’s certainly something we’re thinking about. We appreciate the concern. Believe me, that’s something that is top of mind for us, but we also want to put on a great show that celebrates these games, and celebrates our love of video games, so that’s an important thing to keep in mind as well. But yeah, I appreciate the concern around that.”

Last year, a seemingly random member of the audience joined Elden Ring director Hidetaka Miyazaki and several other From Software employees on stage as they accepted the Game of the Year award.

Baldur's Gate 3 will be top contender this year

That bizarre moment was heightened when the individual grabbed the microphone and made bizarre remarks about former US President Bill Clinton. Keighley was interrupted a few months ago at Gamescom Opening Night Live by another individual demanding information about GTA 6 and claiming that Bill Clinton wanted to play the game before being removed from the stage by security.

These stage invasions were also viewed as concerning, raising concerns about the safety of those attending The Game Awards as well as the developers who appeared on stage to accept their awards or discuss their upcoming games, as well as the slow response from security to safely resolve the matter.

Whatever Keighley’s new (and top-secret!) security measures for The Game Awards are, you’ll have to wait until December 7 to see if anyone is desperate enough to tempt fate in the name of a few moments of online klout.

The Game Awards are celebrating their tenth anniversary this year, and the top award of Game Of The Year will be contested by 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.