The Game Awards will be “significantly shorter” this year due to feedback

The Game Awards creator Geoff Keighley has said that the upcoming show will be “significantly shorter” than last year, due to viewer feedback.

The Game Awards 2022 takes place on Thursday, December 8, and ahead of the event, Keighley hosted one of his regular audio streams on Twitter spaces in which he revealed some details about the upcoming show.

“Something we’re doing this year is we’re trying to shorten the schedule a little bit,” Keighley said. “I won’t say anything official until we finish our rehearsals, but we think it will be a significantly shorter show this year.”

Explaining the decision to shorten the runtime, Keighley said: “We think there has been a bit of fatigue from the length of the show, there are a lot of games and a lot of things that are part of it. fan, but we’ve cut those things down to hopefully have a slightly more streamlined show.”

Keighley also explained that there will be fewer big games as part of the programme. “We’ve definitely significantly reduced the runtime of the program and, you know, there’s going to be less games, less bigger games.”

This comes a day after Keighley said he “hasn’t felt so good about a show in a while” during a Reddit AMA. He also stated that the show would feature “30-40” games with new content and “a fair amount” of new game announcements.

The Game Awards 2021 saw the announcement of the Wonder Woman game, Quantic Dream’s Star Wars Eclipse, and Alan Wake 2. The show closed with a trailer for Elden Ring.

The preview show featured 13 gameplay reveals or new gameplay trailers, while the main show had 43. This year’s event will feature a preview show rebranded as the “Opening Act,” Keighley said, which is said to include some “big announcements”. “.

The 2021 show lasted about three hours and included a 45-minute preview show.

Keighley’s latest show, Summer Game Fest, closed with the official reveal of The Last of Us Part 1, a remake of Naughty Dog’s 2013 classic. However, this surprise was spoiled a few hours early when it appeared on the PlayStation Direct website of Play station.

One title that won’t be at the show is the new game from Mortal Kombat developer NetherRealm, who told fans on Friday not to expect any news from the Los Angeles event.

However, Tekken 8 has been confirmed to appear on the show, and the long-rumored Crash Bandicoot Wumpa competition could also be announced, according to media packets sent out to press and insiders.

Electronic Arts also looks likely to debut new Star Wars Jedi Survivor footage after it updated its social media announcements on Friday.

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