Viewers can watch The Game Awards 9th annual production across more than 40 platforms including YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Steam, Facebook, TikTok Live, Instagram Live, Discord and our Marketplace.
The Game Awards, the video game industry’s annual year-end celebration, will welcome top names in entertainment and video games to the stage at the Microsoft Theater on Thursday, December 8th for an evening honoring the innovative games, studios and creatives who propelled the games industry forward in 2022. The Game Awards will be streaming live and free across more than 40 platforms globally, and will begin tomorrow at 7:30 PM EST / 4:30 PM PST (December 8th), 0:30 AM London / 2:30 AM Sofia (December 9th).
The Game Awards will feature a variety of guest presenters. Currently announced presenters include AURORA, Bella Ramsey, Daniel Craig, Fuslie, Ken + Roberta Williams, Jessica Henwick, Joseph Fares, Pedro Pascal, Reggie Fils-Aime, Valkyrae and more, along with a special musical performance by Hozier featuring Bear McCreary of “Blood Upon The Snow” from the original soundtrack of Game of the Year nominee God of War Ragnarök from Sony Santa Monica and Sony Interactive Entertainment. Additionally, Lorne Balfe is returning as the Music Director and conductor of The Game Awards’ Orchestra who will perform scores from the year’s Game of the Year nominees and more.
This year’s show introduces the all-new Best Adaptation category, celebrating game-inspired projects across entertainment. The nominees include 3 Netflix series – Arcane: League of Legends (Fortiche/Riot Games/Netflix), Cyberpunk: Edgerunners (Studio Trigger/CD Projekt, Netflix), The Cuphead Show! (Studio MDHR/King Features Syndicate/Netflix) – and two theatrical films, Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Sega Sammy Group/Paramount Pictures) and Uncharted (PlayStation Productions/Sony Pictures).
Viewers of The Game Awards will have more ways than ever before to watch and interact with the show throughout the livestream, including:
- IMAX – For fans looking to watch The Game Awards on the big screen, IMAX is partnering with the awards show to create The Game Awards: The IMAX Live Experience across the U.S. and Canada and select cities around the world. IMAX audiences will get an IMAX-sized experience of this one-of-a-kind, not-to-be-missed live event featuring exclusive sneak-peeks and surprises you can only get in-theaters. Tickets can be purchased here.
- Discord / Instagram Live — For the first time ever, viewers can tune-in to The Game Awards via the official Discord server and Instagram Live pages, where fans can watch the awards show and react to the winners in real time.
- Twitch / YouTube / Twitter / Facebook / Steam / SlavConf Marketplace — As always, viewers can tune-in to the show across all major streaming platforms including Twitch, with an interactive extension, YouTube in 4K UHD, Twitter, Facebook and Steam.
This year’s Game of the Year nominees are A Plague Tale: Requiem (Asobo Studio/Focus Entertainment), Elden Ring (FromSoftware/Bandai Namco), God of War Ragnarök (Sony Santa Monica/SIE), Horizon Forbidden West (Guerrilla Games/SIE), Stray (BlueTwelve Studio/Annapurna Interactive) and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Monolith Soft/Nintendo). Spotlighting the leading games, studios and creatives from 2021-2022 that propelled the games industry forward, this year’s impressive list of nominees includes 108 different games, individuals, teams and events spanning across a multitude of gaming genres and platforms.
The Game Awards’ 2022 “Innovation in Accessibility” award recognizes software and/or hardware developers who are pushing the medium forward by adding features, technology and content to help games be played and enjoyed by an even wider audience. The 2022 nominees for The Game Awards’ Innovation in Accessibility category include, As Dusk Falls (Interior Night/Xbox Game Studios), God of War Ragnarök (Sony Santa Monica/SIE), Return to Monkey Island (Terrible Toybox/Devolver Digital), The Last Of Us Part I (Naughty Dog/SIE), The Quarry (Supermassive Games/2K).
Produced by Geoff Keighley and Kimmie Kim, The Game Awards is one of the widest distributed digital events on the planet, with a record setting 85 million livestreams in 2021. The Game Awards brings together game industry creators, esports champions, digital influencers and Hollywood names for a night of awards, exclusive game world premieres, announcements and musical performances, including the return of The Game Awards Orchestra.