Shortly before Gamescom Opening Night Live kicked off last night, host Geoff Keighley confirmed that The Game Awards will once again return in 2023, pinned for a 7 December date. This year is an important one for the annual event as it marks the ten-year anniversary of The Game Awards, which has since risen to become one of the most-watched awards shows in the entertainment industry.
Since this year is the tenth anniversary of The Game Awards, it has the potential to be the biggest one yet. We can hopefully look forward to big announcements and world premieres alongside the awards-giving ceremonies. 2024’s schedule of game releases are still unknown apart from a handful of confirmed titles, so the show has the opportunity to lay the roadmap for next year and give fans an anniversary event to remember.
This year is already stacked with major game releases and some have already started shooting for the coveted Game of the Year, including The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and Baldur’s Gate 3 which are both tied for the highest review scores of 2023 at the moment. That’s not to discredit other big upcoming releases like Starfield and Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 which also have the potential to rack up awards.
Last year’s Game of the Year was awarded to From Software’s action-RPG Elden Ring with God of War Ragnarok trailing close behind. Other notable winners from 2022 included Stray which won Best Indie Game, Final Fantasy XIV which won Best Community Support and Bayonetta 3 which won Best Action Game. Best Sports/Racing Game went to Gran Turismo 7 while the new Best Adaptation category was picked up by Arcane. Have a look at the full list of winners and nominees.
The Game Awards 2023 will return on 7 December, once again taking place in front of a live audience at the Peacock Theater in Los Angeles.
Source: The Game Awards