Those who follow the video game industry have certainly heard about The Game Awards, an award that celebrates the best releases of the year that determines the acclaimed “Game of the Year”.
While many releases scheduled for this year have been delayed, we still have The Game Awards 2022 and this week, executive producer, presenter and creator Geoff Keighley revealed the date of the ceremony, along with a few other news.
The Game Awards 2022 is set for December 8, 2022. The event will be held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California.
Simultaneously streaming on more than 40 streaming platforms worldwide, including YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Facebook and TikTok, the event is also expected to feature an IMAX experience in select theaters, just like last year’s event.
📣 We have a date! 📣
THE GAME AWARDS
Thursday, December 8
Streaming live around the world from Microsoft Theater in LA.
Hard to believe this is our NINTH show.
We’ve been working all year to bring you something very special. pic.twitter.com/VS9qOhyltQ
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) August 22, 2022
This year’s event will see the debut of the “Best Adaptation” category, which honors creative works that authentically adapt video game intellectual property to other popular media such as movies, streaming shows, podcasts, novels and comic books.
The Best Adaptation Award is a way for the games industry and its fans to tip their hats to creative work that authentically adapts and often adds knowledge and context to our favorite game franchises. With so many game-inspired projects in entertainment, the time is right to honor excellence in adapting video game worlds to other mediums.
As always, in addition to the awards, we can also look forward to previews of upcoming games, as well as musical performances and the return of The Game Awards Orchestra conducted by Lorne Balfe.
So, who do you think wins Game of the Year in 2022?