The Game Awards 2023 is only a few hours away and the gaming industry is gearing up for the biggest awards-giving show in entertainment. Not only does it celebrate the best video games released this year but it’s also a stage for developers and publishers to reveal new games, updates and trailers. With the anticipating mounting, here’s when and where you can watch the event as well as what to expect.
The Game Awards was officially formed back in 2014 by host and creator Geoff Keighley. Since then, it has only grown in viewership and popularity to become the most-watched awards show in the entire entertainment industry, even overtaking the Oscars and Grammys. Tonight’s Game Awards event promises to a special one as, strangely, nothing has been leaked ahead of the show yet and Keighley is keeping awfully quiet about the big surprises in store for us.
When and Where to Watch The Game Awards 2023
When to Watch
The Game Awards will air on 7 December (today), beginning with a half-hour pre-show at 7:30PM ET / 4:30PM PT or 2:30AM SAST for South Africans (morning of Friday, 8 December). Geoff Keighley says this year’s event will last around 2.5 to 3 hours which is a bit shorter than past shows.
Where to Watch
You’ll be able to watch The Game Awards in quite a few places. There’s currently a 4K livestream counting down to the show on the official YouTube channel for The Game Awards (we’ve embedded it below for convenience). Alternatively, you can also watch it via the event’s official Twitch channel or on its official Twitter/X account.
What to Expect
While the big surprises thankfully haven’t leaked, we already know a handful of things that players can expect at the show this year. SEGA will be attending the event with a big reveal. Players can also expect the new single-player Dead by Daylight game from Supermassive Games, a new Warframe update, a new look at Atlus’ Metaphor: ReFantazio, an update on The Outlast Trials, the gameplay trailer for Asgard’s Wrath 2 and finally, a live performance by Old Gods of Asgard from Alan Wake 2.
Keighley added that this year’s event will feature more reveals than ever before, adding a lot more excitement and anticipation to the mix. Of course, you can mainly look forward to the awards. Have a look at the full nominations list which includes Game of the Year nominees Baldur’s Gate 3, Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, Alan Wake 2, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and more.