Geoff Keighley says that some new measures will be taken in order to nip new "Rabbi Bill Clinton" kids in the bud.
With this year's The Game Awards event being just around the corner, many in the gaming community are starting to think about whether the ceremony will follow in the footsteps of The Game Awards 2022 and gamescom 2023, potentially being interrupted by a sneaky troll who somehow makes their way onto the stage unnoticed.
For those who may not be informed, the aforementioned events experienced disruptions when unauthorized individuals breached the stage and spoke into the microphone, raising concerns that the safety of the host and the guests might be compromised if a potential intruder has something worse than an innocuous prank in their mind.
Geoff Keighley, the renowned showrunner who hosted both TGA 2022 and gamescom 2023 and was on stage during the incidents, recently addressed the issue, mentioning that the team is taking additional security measures for this year's Game Awards to prevent a similar invasion. When asked about the level of tightened security, Keighley assured that they are taking extra steps, noting that the organizers "don't want to talk about that stuff too publicly, just because it's security".
"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," commented Keighley (via VGC). "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."
Speaking of TGA 2023, the team recently disclosed this year's nominees, with the list of esteemed Game of the Year contenders including Alan Wake 2, Baldur's Gate 3, Marvel's Spider-Man 2, Resident Evil 4, Super Mario Bros. Wonder, and The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.