Game Awards 2022 is knocking at the doors. It’s again that time of the year, when the whole gaming community embraces itself to hail the brilliance of the most fascinating games of the year. Come December 8, the 2022 Game Awards will be unfurled in style at the Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles.
Dubbed as the ‘Global Celebration of Video Games’, it will be aired live and free across more than 40 digital video networks including Twitch, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook and TikTok Live. Let’s dive into this amazing world created by video game journalist Geoff Keighley which has been inspiring the gaming industry since 2014.
Game Awards 2022: The Usual Suspects
The two most smash-hit titles of the year, Elden Ring and God of War Ragnarok are leading the charge with seven and nine nominations respectively. FromSoftware’s Elden Ring registered record sales and went on to become one of the best games on Steam. On the other hand, Sony Santa Monica’s God of War Ragnarok explored myth in an impeccable manner.
In the Indie category, Cult of the Lamb has made the cut, as expected. The mini-game managed to sell one million copies within barely a week of its global release. Similarly, Bayonetta 3 made it to the ‘Best Action Game’ category.
Without any surprise, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare II finds itself in the ‘Best Multiplayer’ section and FIFA 23, which is a massive upgrade over FIFA 22, in the ‘Best Sports’ section.
For the best game, 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) and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 (Monolith Soft/Nintendo) are in contention.
Among all of these, the cat game, Stray, could turn out to be a surprise package. It goes without saying that the winner would be decided on very fine margins. Moreover, fans and gamers will play a pivotal role as their votes will count.
Game On! Dive into the Frenzy
The gala ceremony of Game Awards 2022 will take place on December 8, 2022 and until December 7, 2022, you can cast your vote. This is an incredible opportunity for the crazy gamers around the world. They can not only root for their favorite games but also play an extremely significant role in deciding their fate, as they fight it out for the Oscar of games.
Apart from the official website of Game Awards, this time you can also take part in the opinion poll on Discord, using the official TGA Voting Bot. This has become possible thanks to a multi-faceted partnership striked between the popular gaming community platform and Game Awards. The poll has already started and you can join a million of others courtesy of a simple click.
Lot at Stake
The New York Times termed the Game Awards as “the Oscars for gaming world”, while showering the event with heaps of praise. Forget games, Game Awards is one of the largest live streamed events of the year on the internet in general. Last year this flagship event clocked more than 85 million livestreams, which is a record itself.
Gamers, developers, publishers and Esports professionals, eagerly wait for the Game Awards to arrive. It’s the stage where the bragging rights of the global gaming industry is on offer. For Indie game developers, the Game Awards is a great opportunity to showcase their skills and potential. The event actually does open up new horizons for them.
The entire gaming world lauds the finest innovations in the realm of gaming at the Game Awards. Hence, there’s a lot at stake. Elden Ring and God of War Ragnarok will be vying for the top spot, as heated debates between fans and gamers continue to set leading social media platforms and popular gaming community channels on fire.
Last year, It Takes Two was crowned as the best game, whereas Deathloop emerged champions in as many as three different categories. We have to wait for another three weeks to know who is going to come out with flying colors this year.