The Game Awards 2022: Date, Tickets, Livestream & More

The date for this year's Game Awards has now been officially announced. For the ninth time, the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles will host the event, and you can be there live!

The Game Awards 2022
Let's celebrate the best games of 2022. | © The Game Awards

Geoff Keighley's popular annual event celebrating the best and brightest in the games industry is ready for its ninth awards ceremony. In a year filled with stunning new games like Elden Ring, it's time to pick the best game of the year. Preparations for the 2022 Game Awards are in full swing right now, and we finally have some concrete information and details about what to expect at this year's ceremony.

The Game Awards 2022: Date & Schedule

This year's Game Awards ceremony will take place on December 8, 2022. This continues the trend of recent years, in which the awards were always held on the second Thursday in December.

The Game Awards 2022: Livestream

As always, the Game Awards will be streamed worldwide for free across all sorts of platforms. Here you can find a list of the best Game Awards livestreams for 2022:

If watching the Game Awards on your phone or TV isn't celebratory enough for you, you can also purchase a movie ticket to see the Game Awards at one of the participating IMAX theaters. More information about participating theaters will be released in the coming months.

The Game Awards 2022: In-Person Event Tickets & Price

If all goes according to Geoff's plans, this will be the first year since 2019 that you'll be able to attend the Game Awards in-person. "Subject to CDC and City of Los Angeles health and safety policies, public tickets to the Game Awards will be available for purchase later this fall," according to a press release.

As soon as more details become known, we will of course inform you here.

Game Awards 2022: New Categories

In addition to major awards such as "Game of the Year" and "Best Achievement," the Game Awards 2022 are introducing a "Best Adaptation" category for the 2022 ceremony. This award will honor the best game-related media in the entertainment industry that adapts material originally from video games.

The Game Awards say it's "a way for the game industry and its fans to tip their hats to creative works that authentically adapt our favorite game series, often giving them a new story and context."

This year's nominees include the Netflix series Resident Evil and the second Sonic movie.

Last year, It Takes Two was named Game of the Year, beating out competitors like Deathloop, Metroid Dread, Psychonauts 2 and Resident Evil Village. We are curious to see which games will make it to the top this time...