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The Game Awards will have a live audience for the first time in 3 years

The Game Awards will have a live audience for the first time since 2019, host Geoff Keighley has announced.

Of course, the past two years of The Game Awards have been structured around minimal in-person contact in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19. The Game Awards 2020 was entirely virtual, with Keighley presenting the reveals and awards from a sound stage in Los Angeles and music played remotely from London and Tokyo. The following year’s show returned to the Microsoft Theater before a strictly invited audience, with a pre-show ceremony hosted by Sydnee Goodman.

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This year, however, will be like the good old days. Invitations will open to the general public on November 1, and the show will take place in front of a live audience at the Microsoft Theater on December 8. Matching California and LA’s lifting of Covid-related requirements for large indoor events, ticket holders won’t have to provide proof of vaccination or a negative test for entry. That said, event organizers are urging anyone “not feeling well” to stay home.

You can get more information on where you can find tickets here (opens in a new tab), but there’s still no official information on presenters, musical performances, or studio attendees. The Game Awards isn’t the only flagship gaming event returning to form after lockdowns, as E3 2023 returns to Los Angeles and welcomes fans back for 2023.

Although we don’t yet know what to expect from the show, you can expect updates on at least some of them. new games of 2022.