2022 Game Awards to be Shorter than Previous Years

Geoff Keighley is shortening the show in response to viewer feedback.

Geoff Keighley is shortening the show in response to viewer feedback.

This Thursday, December 8, the annual Game Awards show will be livestreamed across all major media and social platforms from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. As always, the show will be hosted by Geoff Keighley, who will be presenting various awards for excellence in the game industry and eSports, as well as showcasing new trailers and announcements for upcoming game projects.

In previous years, the Game Awards were around two to three hours long, including a lengthy preshow. This year, though, Keighley said that the proceedings will be much shorter. In an audio stream on his Twitter, Keighley explained the decision came in response to viewer feedback to previous shows.

“One thing we’re doing this year is we’re trying to make the show a little bit shorter,” Keighley said. “I won’t say anything officially until we’re through our rehearsals, but we think it’s going to be a significantly shorter show this year.”

“We think there’s been a little bit of fatigue about how long the show has been, there are lots of games and lots of things that want to be a part of it, but we’re cutting back on those things to hopefully have a bit more of a streamlined show.”

“We definitely have cut back pretty significantly in terms of the runtime on the show and just you know kind of fewer games, fewer bigger games that’ll be in there.”

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