Geoff Keighley Rejects “Conflict On Interest” Claims Over Death Stranding Cameo : The Game Awards 2019

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“If I’m being honest it can sometimes be pretty lonely trying to keep everyone happy.”

In anticipation of The Game Awards in the not so distant future, have Geoff Keighley has facilitated a Reddit AMA about the show and what watchers can anticipate. While most questions were genuinely direct, one incited a more extended reaction from Keighley: “do you feel that it’s a conflict of interest that you’re the producer of the event and in one of the games nominated for a good number of awards?”

This inquiry is in reference to Death Stranding, the new game from Hideo Kojima’s studio, Kojima Productions. Keighley has talked about their fellowship with Kojima on various events, and shows up in Death Stranding as one of a few VIP appearances. In their reaction, Keighley guarantees that there is no irreconcilable situation whatsoever, and gets into the particulars of the democratic procedure.

“More than anything, the integrity of the show and the awards is the most important thing of all,” Keighley says. “I don’t vote on the nominees or winners–that’s done by a jury of 80 global media outlets that we list on the website. That process isn’t the result of me having a cameo in a game, but also because I work with developers on world premieres, announcements, sponsorships, and other aspects of the show. I want the jury to be ‘blind’ to all those other aspects.”

They takes note of that while they is companions with a few people inside the business, there are other people who additionally consider their by and by capable when their matches don’t dominate. “If I’m being honest it can sometimes be pretty lonely trying to keep everyone happy,” they says. “But I just have to stay true to the rules and voting and hope that, if I want to build something that stands the test of time, I act as ethically and fairly as I can.”

Keighley takes note of that their appearance in Death Stranding was recorded in 2017, for a limited time piece that was not utilized, and Kojima later inquired as to whether the movement catch could be utilized in-game. They didn’t do the voice representing their character- – that was performed by Matt Mercer. “I absolutely get the worry,” they surrenders.

“As producer of the show I’m inevitably going to have relationships with people in the industry. That’s what allows me to do the show in the first place. The producers of the Oscars, for instance, are often (or almost always) people who produce movies. I don’t make games, don’t invest in games or own game stock. All I can do is be transparent about those relationships and make sure the voting is separate.”

The Game Awards pretense December 12 at 8:30 PM ET. People can at present decision in favor of their preferred matches to dominate before the show.

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