Geoff Keighley, Organizing Director, revealed that The Game Awards 2022 will allow fans to enter the venue for the first time since the 2019 event.
The Game Awards 2022 has revealed the annual awards ceremony that will allow fans to attend for the first time in three years. The awards ceremony, organized and produced by Geoff Keighley, has become one of the biggest events of the year, not only honoring the year’s best titles, but also showcasing a host of new games. After the COVID-19 pandemic, the ceremony moved to a virtual event for 2020 and a small number of invitations in 2021. Now, the event will once again be open to everyone.
Keighley has officially announced that The Game Awards 2022 will allow fans to purchase tickets for the event at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. This year’s Game Awards will be held on Thursday, December 8 with fans able to pre-book tickets to the show as of November 1. The live show will be a fan event. Attended since the 2019 event.
The return of The Game Awards 2022 to live fan-attended events follows a popular trend, showing that shows are slowly returning to normal. This year saw a number of gaming conventions including the Tokyo Game Show return to offline events after switching to virtual formats amid previous pandemic outbreaks. Major gaming tournaments for games like Pokemon and League of Legends also saw a return to fans with World Championships.
The Game Awards 2022 is set to be a succession of shows that announce, showcase and honor the many popular releases that have launched throughout 2022. Elden Ring is expected to dominate at the Awards Ceremony. this year after winning the Most Anticipated Game in the awards ceremony of the past two years. Others such as Horizon: Forbidden West and Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga are expected to compete in various categories after their success earlier this year. The 2022 show will also introduce a new category of Best Adapted Game awarded to games like Sonic and the Halo series.
With just over two months to go until the annual awards ceremony, there are still some notable titles to be released before The Game Awards 2022 takes place. Fall will see some premium exclusives with PS5 getting God of War: Ragnarok and Nintendo launching Pokemon Scarlet and Violet on Switch. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Overwatch 2 are both scheduled for cross-platform release in October while Sonic Frontiers and Evil West are set for November 2022. The 2022 Game Awards will look to make a successful comeback with the opening events this December.