Geoff Keighley, creator of the Game Awards, hosted a Reddit AMA to answer some questions from fans. One of those questions was about the special moment when Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime, Sony Interactive Entertainment’s Shawn Layden, and Microsoft Xbox chief Phil Spencer came together on stage for a presentation. According to Keighley, that moment almost fell apart at the last minute.
“It was a dream of mine for a long time — since the first show. I asked all three of the guys personally and they agreed to do it, but it did take months of negotiations to make it happen. A few days before the show I thought it had fallen apart and I was really sad. But then magically it came back together. Producing these shows is always an emotional rollercoaster, but I’m really proud of that moment, and glad I was able to help make it happen.”
What we don't hear is what almost caused the entire idea to get scrapped. I'd love to hear the behind-the-scenes story on that!