Each year, the Game Awards recognize the creative and technical excellence in the video game industry. Today’s show brought a mix of gamers, developers, and gaming culture to the fore. The show, hosted by Geoff Keighley, with guest hosts such as Brie Larson, Keanu Reeves, Christopher Nolan, Reggie Fils-Aime, Nolan North and many others, was a tremendous celebration for anything to do with gaming.
The shipping of games in normal circumstances is a miracle and it is truly remarkable that so many great games are shipping this year. We congratulate every developer who was nominated and won this year. Xbox was lucky enough to be nominated in nine categories including Best RPG, Best Sim / Strategy, Best Action / Adventure, and more. We are also incredibly grateful for that tell me why Win the Games for Impact and Microsoft Flight Simulator as the best sim / strategy.
Here is a full list of our nominees:
- Best art direction:: Ori and the will of the wisps
- Best score / music:: Ori and the will of the wisps
- Games for impact:: Tell me why – winner
- Innovation in accessibility:: Grounded
- Best action / adventure:: Ori and the will of the wisps
- Best RPG:: Wasteland 3
- Best family:: Minecraft dungeons
- Best sim / strategy:: Gear tactics and Microsoft Flight simulator – winner
- Mostly expected:: Halo Infinite
The Game Awards Announcements and Revelations
Perfect dark Announced
Tonight the team from The Initiative announced Perfect dark This will re-introduce one of the most popular IPs in gaming history. The team is made up of some of the most talented game makers in the industry who share a passion for storytelling, building the world and creating unforgettable gaming experiences. We can’t wait to share more in the future. Read more here.
Master Chief comes in Fourteen days
As announced at The Game Awards, the Master Chief is the next character from around the world to join the Hunt in Season 5. From now on, start as Chief in Fortnite and take on your next operation. The Master Chief outfit arrives with the rest of the new Master Chief set – the next addition too Fourteen days
Microsoft Flight Simulator Coming to Xbox Series X | S summer 2021
For the first time, budding pilots will fly on the console in this critically acclaimed simulation. As announced at The Game Awards, Microsoft Flight Simulator is coming to Xbox Series X | this summer S brought to life. Simmers on Xbox Series X | S can expect the same depth as the PC version, so you can experience the most authentic and realistic flight simulator we’ve ever made. Read more here.
Cyberpunk 2077 Comes to Forza Horizon 4
Congratulations to our friends at CD Projekt Red on launching today Cyberpunk 2077. We are excited to announce that the dark future of Cyberpunk 2077 will come too Forza Horizon 4 by one of Night City’s most famous cars: the Quadra Turbo-R V-TECH. This powerhouse has driven the streets of Night City in style like no other, and players can now use this iconic muscle car Forza Horizon 4 for Xbox Series X | S, Xbox One, and Windows 10 PCs. To unlock the Quadra Turbo-R V-TECH, players should look for an event called “_NIGHTCITY.EXE_” on the map near Edinburgh. This is a one-on-one race against the car, where victory will add it to players’ garages.
Celebrate the Game Awards with discounts and demos
In celebration of The Game Awards, we’re excited to introduce The Game Awards Sale. Find games up to 67% off some of the nominees from this year and past, playable demos of some of the ID @ Xbox games contemplated, nominated, or featured at this event, and an Xbox Events page You can watch the event on the big day.
The debut of Warhammer 40,000: Darktide Style of play
Announced at the Xbox Games Showcase in July, fans got a first glimpse Warhammer 40,000: Darktide Style of play. As a 4-player visceral co-op action game in the beehive town of Tertium that wields Fatshark’s brutal hand-to-hand combat, fans can expect to battle hordes of enemies in this new Warhammer: 40,000 experiences to be released on Xbox Series X in 2021 | S to be started.
Between us coming to Xbox Game Pass for PC soon
The Innersloth team is pleased to announce that they are bringing one of the biggest gaming hits of 2020 to Xbox Game Pass for PC. With over half a billion players already Between us is an online multiplayer game for 4 to 10 players in which you and your friends try to prepare your spaceship for departure with one (or more) cheaters on board to sabotage the progress of the crew. Read more here.
Find out more about our nominees
From the makers of Ori and the blind forest – the acclaimed adventure game with more than 50 awards and nominations – comes the highly anticipated sequel, Ori and the will of the wisps. Embark on a whole new adventure in a vast and exotic world where you will encounter formidable enemies and challenging puzzles in your search for Ori’s true destiny.
tell me why is the latest narrative adventure game from Dontnod Entertainment, the studio behind the popular franchise. Life is strange. In this intimate mystery, twins Tyler and Alyson Ronan use their special bond to unravel memories of their loving but troubled childhoods in beautiful small town Alaska.
The world of Grounded is a huge, beautiful, and dangerous place – especially when you’ve shrunk to the size of an ant. Discover, build, and survive together in this cooperative survival adventure. Can you thrive alongside the hordes of giant insects and fight to survive the dangers of the backyard? Join the community and shape the future of Grounded in the Xbox game preview.
Wasteland 3 is a squad-based RPG from inXile Entertainment that features challenging tactical battles, hours of exploration, and a deep, reactive story full of twists and turns and brutal ethical decisions. Play in single player or co-op as you assemble a group of up to six Rangers and customize them with perks and skills tailored to your play style. Saving Colorado won’t be easy, but Arizona is counting on you, so … don’t screw it up.
Fight your way through a brand new action-adventure game inspired by classic dungeon crawlers set in the Minecraft universe! Brave the dungeons alone or team up with friends! Up to four players can fight together in action-packed, treasure-filled, varied levels – all in one epic quest to save the villagers and defeat the evil ore illager!
Gear tactics is the fast-paced, turn-based strategy game set 12 years before the first Gears of War. Play as Gabe Diaz and recruit, arm and command your squads on a desperate mission to hunt down the relentless and powerful leader of the Locust Army: Ukkon, the evil mastermind who creates monsters. Experience the intensity of one of the most iconic video game sagas in an exciting new way.
Fly highly detailed and precise aircraft in the next generation of light aircraft to wide-body jets Microsoft Flight Simulator. Test your pilot skills against the challenges of night flying, atmospheric real-time simulation and live weather in a dynamic and living world. Create your flight plan to anywhere in the world. The world is at your fingertips.
When all hope is lost and the fate of humanity is shaken, the Master Chief is ready to face the most ruthless enemy he has ever met. Start over and step into the armor of mankind’s greatest hero for an epic adventure, and finally, explore the greatness of the Halo ring for yourself. Coming in autumn 2021.