The latest edition of the Game Awards is all set to air on December 8, 2022, and the players are hoping and praying that their favorite title is awarded the Game of the Year. The main contenders for Game of the Year 2022 are Elden Ring and God of War: Ragnarok, and it is going to be a tough competition between the two.
On the topic of The Game Awards, Geoff Keighley has recently stated that the event will be following a shorter format compared to the previous ones. As spotted by VGC, Keighley stated through Twitter spaces, that the show will be significantly shorter this year. The reason he stated was that the length of the show has been causing fatigue, as there are a lot of games and developers that wish to be a part of it.
He added that they will be cutting back on showcases significantly to have a more streamlined show and players should know that there will be fewer games and fewer bigger games this time around. This will definitely decrease the runtime The Game Awards has been following for years now.
Another story related to The Game Awards 2022 is that Ed Boon, the co-creator of Mortal Kombat and Chief Creative Officer at NetherRealm Studios has stated that they will not be a part of the event through a tweet. He stated that it was shocking that they managed to pull of the MK11 announcement at the Game Awards 4 years ago, but that will not be the case this time around as they are not ready to announce the next NRS game yet.
4 years ago at the Game Awards we managed to pull off a surprise announcement of MK11, which turned out great.
Perhaps too great, as many assumed we’d repeat that trick for our next game.
Thank you for the anticipation, but we’re not ready to announce the next NRS game yet.🙏 pic.twitter.com/QMXsuEPchR
— Ed Boon (@noobde) December 2, 2022
Even though one major fighting title will not be a part of the event, it seems another major one will be. The official Tekken Twitter account has tweeted that players should ‘Get Ready’ for their announcement and save the date. The date mentioned is December 8, 2022, which is also the day when The Game Awards 2022 will be taking place.
— TEKKEN (@TEKKEN) December 2, 2022
Lastly, Xbox has just announced that Game Pass members will be able to check out 16 of the 17 nominated titles, as Starfield is yet to come. Check out every single nominee that is include with the Xbox Game Pass below:
- As Dusk Falls: Games for Impact, Innovation in Accessibility
- Citizen Sleeper: Games for Impact
- Dune: Spice Wars: Best Sim/Strategy
- Immortality: Best Game Direction, Best Narrative, Best Performance (Manon Gage)
- A Memoir Blue: Games for Impact
- A Plague Tale: Requiem: Game of the Year, Best Performance (Charlotte McBurney), Best Action/Adventure
- Norco: Best Debut Indie
- No Man’s Sky: Best Community Support
- Metal: Hellsinger: Best Score and Music
- Return to Monkey Island: Innovation in Accessibility
- Scorn: Best Art Direction
- Starfield: Most Anticipated Game
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge: Best Action Game, Best Multiplayer
- Total War: Warhammer III: Best Sim/Strategy
- Two Point Campus: Best Sim/Strategy
- Tunic: Best Indie, Best Action/Adventure, Best Debut Indie
- Vampire Survivors: Best Debut Indie