Hellblade 2 might pop up at The Game Awards, Activision won’t

We’re just a couple of days away from figuring out who’s going to be present at The Game Awards, but we already know one thing for sure: Activision’s out. Since TGA should be about happy thoughts, Kotick’s (hopefully soon to be ex-) company didn’t seem like a good fit. And even though happy thoughts usually don’t include ideas of butchering people while hearing voices in your head, Hellblade 2 might be on the invitee list.

That last one’s not really that certain yet, but journo Jeff Grugg likes to think it is. Speaking on the Defining Duke podcast earlier this year, Grubb was the one stating that Senua might make a presence. Since nobody’s given him an incentive to think otherwise, he still believes this to be the case.

And what a nice surprise that would be, because it has been awfully quiet lately. The last snippet of news dates back to June when we got hit with a behind-the-scenes video. Sure, it gave us insight as to how tasking production can be, but gameplay… not so much. So yeah, it would be nice to see more than a trailer and interviews with devs and actors.

Activision, on the other hand, is not on the list of attendees anymore. Even though that decision was harder to make than any of us want to believe, host Geoff Keighley confirmed that it just doesn’t feel right, given the current developments. As he said in the interview with The Washington Post, Activision is more than just a bunch of pervs – harboring some serious talent too – but there’s a stand to be made.

So there you have it. Activision’s out, Hellblade 2 might be in. And there will be plenty of other games that’ll try to steal the show. And as far as awards go, Deathloop is looking at an impressive 9 nominations, all well deserved. Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart isn’t doing too shabby with six of ’em.