The broadcast date of TGA 2022 has been confirmed. Here are all the new and returning games you can expect from the show. As well as what might leak ahead of the show.
Gamescom 2022 may have ended, but that does not mean it’s gonna be a dry season for the rest of the year. The Game Awards, the respected video game award function, is coming back this year and will take place on December 8.
Like previous TGA shows, the venue will be Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. Additional information about the show will be announced in the coming months.
As the name suggests, The Game Awards is a show about bestowing awards and celebrating the gaming medium. However, a big part of the show is video game announcements. The reveal of upcoming games is what attracts most people. This year will be no different.
The host of the show Geoff Keighley has promised new game announcements. Several previously announced games will also be present.
Here are all the games we are expecting at the event.
Dead Space (2023)
The appearance of Dead Space (2023) is a no-brainer. The game is releasing on January 27, and EA would love to capitalize on the popularity of TGA. The release of The Callisto Protocol on December 2 will also surge players’ interest in the horror-space genre.
Dead Island 2
The long-in-development zombie game was finally re-revealed during Gamescom 2022 as well as leaked footage. Dead Island 2 is planned for February and will be a highlight of The Game Awards if shown. Expect the developer to reveal lengthy gameplay footage at the event.
Possible Kojima Game
We know that Hideo Kojima is currently working on two games, one is a Microsoft-backed experimental game, and another is Death Stranding 2. The Game Awards is the perfect place for Hideo Kojima to announce either of the titles. The Japanese video game designer has good relations with Keighley, so a reveal at TGA is likely.
If gameplay were to leak ahead of GA, it would likely to be one of, if not the biggest, news stories in the gaming world this year.
Hellblade 2: Senua’s Saga
If Microsoft is planning to participate in The Game Awards 2022, then Hellblade 2 will probably be there. The sequel was announced to the world at TGA 2019, with the first gameplay footage revealed at TGA 2021. Going by history, the game should have some presence at the event. And we might see leaked gameplay ahead of its outing.
Starfield is another Microsoft-owned IP that should be present at the event. The space RPG is one of the most highly anticipated titles for Xbox. The game is planned for the first half of 2023, meaning TGA 2022 could be used to kick off its marketing campaign.
Arkane Studios’ recent game, Deathloop, might have been a PS5-console exclusive, but their next game is an Xbox-console exclusive. Like Starfield, Redfall is also targeting the first half of the coming year. The chances of TGA featuring a trailer for the game are high. Maybe some gameplay footage if we are lucky.
The Elder Scrolls 6 is not the only medieval role-playing game Xbox fans are looking forward to. A new RPG is in development at Obsidian Entertainment. The developer went silent after announcing Avowed back in 2020. Its presence at The Game Awards will be a hype moment for many fans. The game will be exclusive to Xbox Series X|S and PC.
Obsidian Entertainment is also developing The Outer Worlds 2. However, the chances of that game being present are astronomically low. Unless there’s some kind of leak.
Hogwarts Legacy never had any appearance on any TGA show, but that could change this year. The action-adventure role-playing game is releasing in February, meaning we could get a trailer for the show. However, don’t expect any in-depth footage.
Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth or Final Fantasy XVI
Square Enix and Sony are going to have a solid 2023. Both Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth and Final Fantasy XVI are planned for next year and will be exclusive to PlayStation 5. The publisher will probably reveal more info about the games at PlayStation events like State of Play or PS Showcase. But, a small trailer or teaser at The Game Awards 2022 is still a good possibility.
Forspoken is another AAA Square Enix game releasing next year for PS5. Unlike the above Final Fantasy games, the title will also release on PC. The game will launch on January 24, so a trailer or some gameplay footage at TGA is not out of the question.
Resident Evil 4 Remake
With The Callisto Protocol and Dead Space (2023) releasing soon, I think it’s safe to say that the horror genre has come back with full force. Resident Evil 4 Remake is another title that you should look forward to.
The Game Awards will be a great place to reveal gameplay footage. The remake launches on March 24, so some appearance at the show seems likely.
Alan Wake 2
Alan Wake 2, the sequel to the cult classic, was announced during The Game Awards 2021. So, it makes sense to reveal more information about the game at this year’s TGA.
The game will be more horror focused and utilize a third-person perspective. There you go, horror fans, another scary game to enjoy next year.
Alone in the Dark Remake
Alright horror fans, at this point, you are just getting spoiled. We know that a remake of Alone in the Dark is in the works, as it was confirmed this month only. However, the announcement did not reveal any release date or window. The Game Awards 2022 will be a perfect place to show a release date trailer.
The action role-playing game by the Russian studio, Mundfish, is currently planned for Q4 2022. So, technically the game could release before TGA. However, given that the actual release date is still a mystery and how frequently games get delayed nowadays, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Atomic Heart gets pushed to 2023. If it does, then an appearance at the event will be very likely.
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League
Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League will be Rocksteady Studios’ first major AAA game after a long time. Their last AAA game was Batman Arkham Knight, released back in 2015. As the name suggests, you will play as a member of the Suicide Squad, and your objective will be to kill the member of the Justice League. Brainiac has successfully brainwashed most superheroes, so now, it is up to the villains to save to world. The game will release in the first half of 2023. So, its attendance at The Game Awards is a possibility.
Sony PC Game Announcements
Alright, this one might be a little out there. Sony usually does not reveal its PC ports at such events. However, they did announce that The Last of Us Part 1 is planned for both PS5 and PC during Summer Game Fest 2022. So, anything is possible now.
Previous leaks have suggested that the PC versions of Returnal and Sackboy: A Big Adventure are in development. Sony revealing the PC version of both games at PS Showcase is unlikely. So, maybe they will announce one of them at TGA 2022.
As mentioned above, the list is based on speculation, not any official announcement. So, take this with a grain of salt. The Game Awards 2022 is more than three months away. Even the organizers may not know which games will be present for sure. After all, plans like this can change in an instant. What we do know for sure is that we should expect several World Premieres.