No New Xbox One Game Reveals at The Game Awards

Marketing lead Aaron Greenberg rules out surprise announcements.

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A marketing executive at Microsoft's Xbox One division has explained the company will not showcase any new platform-exclusives at The Game Awards on Friday.

Geoff Keighley, the show's producer and host, recently claimed that the event will provide "more than a dozen world premieres," which has spurred fans to ask Microsoft's executives whether they have anything lined up.

But Aaron Greenberg, the marketing lead for Xbox, has poured cold water on the prospect by announcing on Twitter: "Since many have asked we are not planning any new game announcements @thegameawards. Looking forward to watching a great show however."

This does not rule out the possibility of multiplatform game reveals, however. One demonstration already announced for the show will be Hideo Kojima's Metal Gear Online; the multiplayer component of Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain.

The Game Awards 2014 will take place Friday, December 5, starting at 6 PM Pacific / 9 PM Eastern / 2 AM UK. GameSpot will bring you all the winners as they're announced.

Bayonetta 2, Dark Souls II, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Hearthstone, and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor are up for the top prize of overall Game of the Year.

Dark Souls II, Hearthstone, Shadow of Mordor, and South Park: The Stick of Truth lead the way with three nominations each across all categories. Meanwhile, Nintendo was the most nominated publisher with 12 nominations.

Below is a breakdown of nominees by category. Nominees were selected by a jury of 28 international media outlets, including GameSpot and sister site Giant Bomb.

Game of the Year:

  • Bayonetta 2
  • Dark Souls II
  • Dragon Age: Inquisition
  • Hearthstone
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Best Independent Game:

Best Narrative:

Best Performance:

  • Adam Harrington as Bigby Wolf -- The Wolf Among Us
  • Kevin Spacey as Jonathan Irons -- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Melissa Hutchinson as Clementine -- The Walking Dead -- Season 2
  • Trey Parker as various voices -- South Park: The Stick of Truth
  • Troy Baker as Talion -- Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor

Best Remaster:

Best Action/Adventure:

Best Fighting Game:

Best Sports/Racing Game:

Best Shooter:

Best Role-Playing Game:

Best Family Game:

Best Online Experience:

  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
  • Dark Souls II
  • Destiny
  • Hearthstone
  • Titanfall

Best Mobile/Handheld Game:

  • Bravely Default
  • Hearthstone
  • Monument Valley
  • Super Smash Bros. for 3DS
  • Threes!

Developer of the Year:

  • Blizzard
  • Monolith
  • Nintendo
  • Telltale
  • Ubisoft Montreal

Best Score/Soundtrack:

Games for Change:

Most Anticipated Game:

eSports Player of the Year:

eSports Team of the Year:

  • Samsung White (League of Legends)
  • Evil Geniuses (DOTA2)
  • Edward Gaming (League of Legends)
  • Newbee (DOTA2)
  • Ninjas in Pajamas (Counter-Strike: GO)

Trending Gamer:

  • Evan "Vanoss" Fong
  • Jeff Gerstmann
  • PewDiePie
  • StampyLongHead
  • TotalBiscuit

Best Fan Creation:

  • BEST Zelda Rap EVER!! By Egoraptor
  • Luigi Death Stare by CZBwoi and Rizupicorr
  • Mine the Diamond (Minecraft Song) by Tobuscus
  • Minecraft -- TITAN City by Colonial Puppet
  • Twitch Plays Pokemon by Anonymous

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