sports award Celebrating the best in video games, December 8 has been set for its ninth annual awards show. The ceremony will take place live and in-person from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles – streaming for free worldwide on more than 40 digital platforms including YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Facebook and TikTok Live. IMAX will also partner with this show to produce the show. The Game Awards: The IMAX ExperienceA live community event that allows gamers around the world to experience the Game Awards, additional details of that experience will be announced in the coming months.
New to the Game Awards Best Adaptation in 2022, A category that will recognize creative work that authentically adapts video game intellectual property to other popular media, including, but not limited to, theatrical films, streaming shows, podcasts, novels, and comic books.
“The Best Adaptation Award is a way for the gaming industry and its fans to tip their hats on creating creative work that authentically adapts and often adds lore and context to our favorite gaming franchises,” said the creators of The Game Awards and Executive producer, Geoff Keighley said. “With so many game-inspired projects in entertainment, the time is right to honor the excellence in adapting the video game world to other mediums.”
Previewing the future of gaming with new game announcements and world premieres, The Game Awards will once again feature musical performances in 2022, including the return of The Game Awards Orchestra, conducted by Lorne Balfe. Delivering over 85 million livestreams in 2021, the show is one of the largest livestream events of the year, bringing together game creators, esports athletes, digital influencers, fans and other members of the entertainment industry.
Pending CDC and Los Angeles health and safety guidelines, public tickets to attend The Game Awards will be made available for purchase later this fall. Keighley will produce the show together Kimmy Kim is serving with Leroy Bennett as creative director, and Richard Preece as director.