Geoff Keighley is likely a name you've come to recognise if you've been a follower of the games industry in recent years. His annual celebrations of gaming in the aptly titled Summer Game Fest and The Game Awards are now staples in the annual gaming calendar.
Each year, thousands of gamers participate in these digital showcases, watching from home to see the latest updates on some of their most anticipated games from the likes of Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo and more!
2022 has brought a new option to the table, however, as now gamers in the U.S., Canada and the United Kingdom get to choose. Do you watch from home? Or on the silver screen?
Summer Game Fest & The Game Awards At Select IMAX Theatres
According to an announcement made by the IMAX corporation on 5 May 2022, "the cinematic thrill of the world’s biggest and best video games are set to arrive in IMAX theatres for the first time..." when both Summer Game Fest Live and The Game Awards are set to be broadcast live in select theatres.
The partnership between IMAX and Keighley's team begins on June 9th 2022 at 11 am PST / 7 pm BST with the Summer Game Fest Live! show. Tickets for Summer Game Fest in IMAX will be available from May 12th.
The partnership will also see the 9th annual Game Awards ceremony available for viewing though no date has been officially confirmed yet.
This sudden announcement comes from IMAX's attempts to broaden its appeal with President of IMAX Entertainment Megan Colligan claiming that the move to broadcast both Summer Game Fest and The Game Awards was "a part of IMAX’s continued efforts to diversify its content portfolio with more live and interactive events" and that they "are looking forward to being a part of them for years to come." suggesting the potential of a multi-year partnership between the two.