The largest annual award show of gaming industry, The Game Awards 2022 is here. And it is a promising one filled with exciting new reveals and strongest game nominees.
The Game Awards is the world’s largest award-giving ceremony in the international video game industry. Inaugurating in 2014, the award show quickly gathered prestige and recognition of both developers and gamers worldwide.
The Game Awards 2022 will be the 9th official iteration of the event. It is scheduled to be held in Los Angeles this Friday. Like every year, Geoff Keighley will host the event.
As the new generation of the console has strengthened its footing among developers and gamers, the new game awards see a new collection of games and developers with newer technology breakthroughs. In addition, the event is set to feature some new and exciting reveals on upcoming games.
The upcoming show will feature awards in 26 different categories. Moreover, there will be 6 additional categories for e-sports and creators. Santa Monica Studio’s latest creation “God of War Ragnarök” is currently the highest nomination holder with nominations in 11 different categories. It is followed by FromSoftware’s highly acclaimed “Elden Ring”, which has nominations in 8 different categories.
Let us present you with some detailed information on the upcoming international game awards showcase.
The Game Awards 2022 Schedule:
- Date: Thursday, December 8, 2022
- Time: 08:00 p.m. ET.
The Game Awards 2022 is scheduled to be held this Thursday, December 8, 2022. The event will begin at 08:00 p.m. ET.
- Venue: Microsoft Theater
- Location: Los Angeles, United States
Downtown L.A.’s most recognizable indoor theater, The Microsoft Theater is selected as the venue of the latest game awards. For the record, it was also the venue of last year’s Game Awards. The indoor auditorium was previously known as Nokia Theatre L.A. Live. It is located in Los Angeles, California, USA.
Where to Live Stream the event?
Official live stream of the Game Awards 2022 will be available on over 40 different platforms every year. The streams will be accessible for free. Some of these platforms are –
- Facebook Live
- TikTok Live
- Instagram Live
In addition to these, some selected IMAX theaters will also provide a live showcase of the event. Live streams will begin 30 minutes before the actual show begins.
The Game Awards 2022 Nominees:
There are a total of 26 different categories of nomination in the upcoming Game Awards 2022. The nomination categories and their nominees are listed below –
- Game of the Year: A Plague Tale Requiem, Elden Ring, God of War Ragnarök, Horizon Forbidden West, Stray, Xenoblade Chronicles 3
- Best Game Direction: Elden Ring, God of War Ragnarök, Horizon Forbidden West, Immortality, Stray
- Best Narrative: A Plague Tale Requiem, Elden Ring, God of War Ragnarök, Horizon Forbidden West, Immortality
- Best Art Direction: Elden Ring, God of War Ragnarök, Horizon Forbidden West, Scron, Stray
- Best Score and Music: A Plague Tale Requiem, Elden Ring, God of War Ragnarök, Metal Hellsinger, Xenoblade Chronicles 3
- Best Audio Design: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, Elden Ring, God of War Ragnarök, Gran Turismo 7, Horizon Forbidden West
- Best Performance: Ashly Burch (Aloy), Manon Gage (Marissa Marcel), Christopher Judge (Kratos), Charlotte McBurney (Amicia de Rune), Sunny6 Suljic (Arteus)
- Games for Impact: A Memoir Blue, As Dusk Falls, Citizen Sleeper, Endling: Extinction is Forever, Hindsight, I Was a Teenage Exocolonist
- Best Ongoing Game: Apex Legends, Destiny 2, Final Fantasy XIV, Fortnite, Genshin Impact
- Best Independent Game: Cult of the Lamb, Neon White, Sifu, Stray, Tunic
- Best Mobile Game: Apex Legends Mobile, Diabolo Immortal, Genshin Impact, Marvel Snap, Tower of Fantasy
- Best Community Support: Apex Legends, Destiny 2, Final Fantasy XIV, Fortnite, No Man’s Sky
- Best VR/AR Game: After the Fall, Among US VR, Bonelab, Moss Book 2, Red Matter 2
- Innovation in Accessibility: As Dusk Falls, God of War Ragnarök, Return to Monkey Island, The Last of Us Part 1, The Quarry
- Best Action Game: Bayonetta 3, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, Neon White, Sifu, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
- Best Adventure Game: A Plague Tale Requiem, God of War Ragnarök, Horizon Forbidden West, Stray, Tunic
- Best RPG: Elden Ring, Live A Live, Pokémon Legends Arceus, Triangle Strategy, Xenoblade Chronicles 3
- Best Fighting Game: DNF Duel, Multiversus, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle R, The King of Fighters XV, Sifu
- Best Family Game: Kirby and the Forgotten Land, Lego Star Wars Skywalker Saga, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Nintendo Switch Sports, Splatton 3
- Best Sports Game: F1 2022, FIFA 23, NBA 2K23, Gran Turismo 7, OlliOlli World
- Best Strategy Simulation Game: Dune Spice Wars, Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, Total War Warhammer 3, Two Point Campus, Victoria 3
- Best Multiplayer Game: Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2, Multiversus, Overwatch 2, Splatton 3, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge
- Best Debut Indie Game: Neon White, Norco, Stray, Tunic, Vampire Survivors
- Most Anticipated Game: Final Fantasy XVI, Hogwarts Legacy, Resident Evil 4 Remake, Starfield, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
- Best Adaptation: Arcane, Cyberpunk Edgerunner, The Cuphead Show, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Uncharted
- Players’ Vote: Elden Ring, Genshin Impact, God of War Ragnarök, Sonic Frontiers, Stray