The Game Awards 2022 India Time, how to watch, nominees and more
The Game Awards are back with their 2022 edition to celebrate the best in gaming, in an all-out extravaganza with the promise of new announcements. Gaming industry titan Geoff Keighley returns to host the live show, backed by his musical orchestra and an in-person audience, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. A total of 108 titles, individuals and teams will compete through 31 nominations to win their respective prizes, forever cementing their names in video game history. The winners were selected by a global judging panel made up of more than 100 media publications, including Gadgets 360.
Keighley also addressed concerns about fatigue, stemming from the duration of The Game Awards, by affirming that this year’s edition will be “significantly shorter” than past years. “Yeah, the show is going to be shorter this year. We don’t know the full time until we finish our rehearsals, but I think it’ll probably be about a two and a half hour show,” he said on a Twitch stream.
That said, Keighley notes that the runtime can stretch a bit depending on how long the winners’ speeches are. That’s good news, because last year’s show ran nearly four hours, including the pre-show, which keeps the same 30-minute runtime.
The Game Awards 2022: Date and Time
The digital presentation of The Game Awards 2022 is scheduled for Thursday, December 8 at 4:30 p.m. PT / 7:30 p.m. ET. For India, this translates to Friday, December 9 at 6:00 am IST. The first thirty minutes will feature a pre-show, hosted by Sydney Goodman, and promise new video game announcements.
The Game Awards 2022: how to watch?
Those unable to attend the event in person in Los Angeles can watch a live stream from the comfort of their home. The Game Awards 2022 will be free to watch on all major platforms, including its official YouTube and Twitch channels, in addition to streams on Facebook Live, Twitter, TikTok Live and Instagram Live. You can also watch it through the channels of other Twitch streamers, who may have signed up to co-stream the event.
You can also watch the livestream via the embedded player below:
The Amazon-owned streaming platform also offers exclusive rewards, as long as your game accounts (eg: Steam — Ubisoft Connect) — are linked to it. Listening to The Game Awards 2022 on Twitch for 60 minutes nets viewers six reward codes, which can be used to unlock an unannounced Fall Guys skin, an Epic Games voucher code for roguelike title Rogue Legacy, and the return of Mask Among Us by Geoff Keighley.
Other rewards include a Deluxe Edition upgrade code for the high-octane martial arts game Sifu, the Lucra Syandana cosmetic for use in Warframe, and three new Follower forms in Cult of the Lamb .
Viewers in India can also stream the event live on MX Player, Voot, JioTV and Loco.
What to expect from The Game Awards 2022?
Game Awards 2022 Confirmed Announcements
Like previous editions, The Game Awards 2022 is expected to feature new game trailers, celebrity presenters and a live musical orchestra on stage. Earlier this week, publisher EA confirmed his appearance on the show with gameplay footage for the highly anticipated sequel to Cal Kestis’ adventure, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor. Set five years after the events of Fallen Order, the sequel sees him as a powerful Jedi Knight and is rumored to be released on March 15, 2023.
Although Riot Games’ Project L may take some time to complete development, the fighting game community can look after Tekken 8, which is confirmed to be at The Game Awards 2022. Twitch streamer Aris (avoidingthepuddle) en first leak the news on Twitter with a special package he had received from publisher Bandai Namco.
Baldur’s Gate 3 is also getting a new update, as revealed in a teasing with a standing statue of Minsc, holding her miniature hamster companion Boo. When a bolt of magic hits the structure, its eyes begin to glow blue, indicating their return to the franchise. The characters appeared in the first two Baldur’s Gate games, followed by its later expansions.
Elsewhere, developer Koei Tecmo Games is preparing to unveil a new beast for its upcoming monster-hunting game, Wild Hearts. The game is set to release on February 17, 2023 on PC, PS5, and Xbox Series S/X.
There also appears to be a surprise from the Crash Bandicoot team, as well as a live presentation from Naoki Yoshida, the producer of the much delayed Final Fantasy XVI.
So… what’s everyone doing tomorrow?
— Crash Bandicoot (@CrashBandicoot) December 8, 2022
The Game Awards 2022 presenters
While Keighley is hosting The Game Awards 2022, he has also tapped several film and gaming industry figures to present awards to the respective winners. Key appearances include former Nintendo chief Reggie Fils-Aimé, 2021 Game of the Year winner Josef Fares and the crew of upcoming Netflix film Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery – director Rian Johnson and stars Daniel Craig and Jessica Henwick.
The cast of HBO’s upcoming adaptation, The Last of Us series, are also set to appear as presenters for The Game Awards 2022. Protagonists Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey will be joined by their video game version voice actors Troy Baker and Ashley Johnson, respectively.
Then there’s Keegan-Michael Key, who plays Toad in the highly anticipated The Super Mario Bros. movie, which is slated for release in April 2023.
The 2022 Game Awards nominees
As for the awards themselves, there are a total of 31 categories, of which Santa Monica Studio’s God of War Ragnarök earned 10 nominations, including the prestigious Game of the Year trophy. Other nods for the coveted category go to the critically acclaimed Elden Ring, Horizon Forbidden West, Stray, A Plague Tale: Requiem, and Xenoblade Chronicles 3.
This year, the show added a new “Best Adaptation” category that recognizes work that “authentically adapts” the video game property to other forms of media such as movies, TV series, anime, podcasts or even books. “With so many game-inspired projects in entertainment, now is the time to honor excellence in adapting video game worlds to other mediums,” Keighley said in a statement prepared in August. .
The five nominees in this segment include Arcane: League of Legends, Cyberpunk: Edgerunners, The Cuphead Show!, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and the movie Uncharted.