The Game Awards Returns in December With a New Category

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Today, The Game Awards announced it will return for a ninth year on Thursday, December 8, broadcast from LA’s Microsoft Theater.

The show will be livestreamed across numerous digital platforms including YouTube, Twitch, Twitter, Facebook, and TikTok, and will also include live showings at select IMAX theaters as in past years. Public tickets for the in-person show are expected to be made available this year as well, pending CDC and LA health and safety guidelines. As before, Geoff Keighley remains executive producer of the show alongside Kimmie Kim.

In addition to the usual musical guests and past award categories, The Game Awards will introduce a new category: Best Adaptation. Best Adaptation will “recognize creative work that authentically adapts video game intellectual property to other popular media, including but not limited to theatrical movies, streaming shows, podcasts, novels, and comic books.”

We’re also likely to see the usual bevy of brand new game announcements and trailers at the show. Last year’s announcements included Alan Wake 2, a Wonder Woman game, a new trailer for Elden Ring, the official announcement of Sonic Frontiers, and a lot more.

Last year, It Takes Two took Game of the Year, beating out fellow nominees Deathloop, Metroid Dread, Psychonauts 2, Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart, and Resident Evil Village. You can see the full list of winners here.

Rebekah Valentine is a news reporter for IGN. You can find her on Twitter @duckvalentine.

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