After a decade of dormancy, the popular fixture of video game media, G4, plans to return in some capacity next year. The teaser trailer was posted by IGN during Comic-Con@Home, the virtual surrogate for event cancelled due to the viral danger of the coronavirus. The twitter accounts for G4TV, XPlay, and Attack of the Show reactivated their accounts to post the trailer as well.
In the age of reboots and restarts, you could say that it was a matter of time before a resurgence or a spiritual successor to G4 would happen. Since the channel's cancellation (as part of the rebranding and structuring under its at the time new parent company and owner NBC Universal), video game journalism has shifted and expanded to the internet through YouTube and social media platforms.
As of this writing, it's unclear as to what capacity G4 intends to return. Recently, WWE superstar Xavier Woods (Austin Creed), who runs the gaming centric YouTube channel UpUpDownDown, took to Twitter and offered his services to be a host on the newly rebranded platform with #Creed4G4.
How G4 will thrive in an age where not only video games are as popular as they have ever been, but outlets for news and sources are easily accessible to and by everyone, will remain to be seen. Is this a full resurgence or a bit of a trip down memory lane that may have difficulty finding footing?