The Game Awards 2023 returns on Dec. 7. This year’s Game Awards promises “an incredible lineup of world premiere announcements and trailers,” organizers say, as well as live performances and the awards themselves.
What reveals will be at this year’s Game Awards? We know that we’ll finally get a release date for Baldur’s Gate 3 on Xbox. Atlus will be showing off the next game from the creators of Persona 3, Persona 4, and Persona 5, the role-playing game Metaphor: ReFantazio. Dead by Daylight studio Behaviour Interactive will show off a new spinoff game developed by Supermassive Games. And Sega will have something to show tonight.
In terms of presenters, we know some of the folks who will be joining host Geoff Keighley on stage this year: actor Timothée Chalamet, musician Zedd, voice actor Christopher Judge, Respawn Entertainment founder Vince Zampella, and Gonzo from The Muppets. The cast of Amazon’s new Fallout TV show will be there too.
The Game Awards 2022 was big, with announcements and reveals for Death Stranding 2, Hades 2, Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, Judas, Final Fantasy 16, and The Super Mario Bros. Movie. There were other surprises as well, including appearances from Al Pacino and The Last Of Us stars Pedro Pascal and Bella Ramsey.
There are certainly plenty of big 2024 games coming up that could be at The Game Awards 2023. It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything about Elden Ring: Shadow of the Erdtree. Tekken 8 has yet to reveal any of its potential guest characters. And Square Enix might want to show off more about Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth ahead of its release.
One thing’s almost certain to show up at the 2023 Game Awards: more security to prevent people from rushing the stage.
What time will The Game Awards start?
The Game Awards start on Thursday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. EST/4:30 p.m. PST.
Where will The Game Awards be streamed?
How long are The Game Awards?
The shows typically run 3.5 hours, including a 30-minute pre-show. The Game Awards organizers have not announced how long the 2023 event will be, but expect something between three and four hours long.
What are The Game Awards Game of the Year nominees?
The full list of The Game Awards nominees for 2023 was revealed in mid-November. Six games are up for the Game of the Year award, which typically closes out the show:
- Alan Wake 2
- Baldur’s Gate 3
- The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
- Marvel’s Spider-Man 2
- Resident Evil 4
- Super Mario Bros. Wonder
Baldur’s Gate 3 and Alan Wake 2 lead the pack with eight nominations across all categories, followed by Spider-Man 2 with seven, Tears of the Kingdom and Super Mario Bros. Wonder with five, and the Resident Evil 4 remake with three. Nintendo has the most nominations across all categories, having received 15.
2022’s Game of the Year award winner was Elden Ring. FromSoftware’s open-world action-role-playing game beat out A Plague Tale: Requiem, God of War Ragnarök, Horizon Forbidden West, Stray, and Xenoblade Chronicles 3 at The Game Awards 2022.