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The Game Awards will return for its ninth annual outing towards the tip of this 12 months on December 8, introduced producer Geoff Keighley at present. As is the case with each Game Awards held since 2015 — except for the 2020 show’s digital occasion — the awards show will probably be held on the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, whereas additionally being broadcast reside on varied streaming providers.

Keighley additionally revealed that this 12 months’s showcase would function not less than one new class: Best Adaptation. According to Keighley, this class will “recognize outstanding work adapting video game IP to other entertainment forms,” together with tv reveals, motion pictures, books, and anything “that authentically [adapts] the source material.”

This 12 months @TheGameAwards introduces a brand new class:

BEST ADAPTATION to acknowledge excellent work adapting online game IP to different leisure kinds.

We will have fun reveals, motion pictures, books, podcasts, comics + extra that authentically adapt the source materials.

— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) August 22, 2022

In the previous few years, fairly a number of movie and tv variations of profitable video video games have been introduced and/or launched. Paramount Pictures has up to now put out two motion pictures primarily based on Sonic the Hedgehog, and in addition has plans for a spin-off miniseries targeted on Knuckles alongside a 3rd film. Earlier this 12 months, the long-awaited movie adaptation of Uncharted lastly hit theaters after roughly a decade in manufacturing.

As for in-development initiatives, HBO is presently growing a tv collection primarily based on The Last of Us starring The Mandalorian’s Pedro Pascal and Game of Thrones’ Bella Ramsey as Joel and Ellie, respectively. In February, Bungie employed a former animation director for League of Legends to “extend the [Destiny] IP” into varied different mediums, together with movie and tv.

Last 12 months’s Game Awards noticed Hazelight Studios’ It Takes Two, which can be receiving movie and TV variations, take house the Game of the Year award. The showcase additionally featured a wholesome quantity of hard-hitting bulletins, together with Alan Wake II and Star Wars Eclipse.