The Game Awards 2021

The Game Awards just wrapped up and while the new game reveals and announcements are what we’re here for we’ll start by listing the big award winners for this year and get them out of the way.

Best Game Direction

– Deathloop

Best Narrative

– Marvel’s Guardian of the Galaxy

Best Art Direction

– Deathloop

Best Score/Music

– Nier Replicant

Best Performance

– Maggie Robertson (Resident Evil: Village)

Best Indie Game

– Kena: Bridge of Spirts

Best VR/AR Game

– Resident Evil 4

Best Action Game

– Returnal

Best Action/Adventure Game

– Metroid Dread

Best RPG

– Tales of Arise

Best Multiplayer Game

– It Takes Two

Best Fighting Game

– Guilty Gear: Strive

Best SIM/Strategy Game

– Age of Empires IV

Best Family Game

– It Takes Two

Game of the Year

– It Takes Two

Game Announcements

Now I’m sure you can all die happy knowing who won the awards. More importantly, we can move onto why we’re really here and see what new notable games and announcements were made during last night’s show.

The Expanse: A Telltale Series

One of the first big reveals we got to see was a welcomed return of the Telltale Series games, this time based in the TV series The Expanse. All we know so far is that the game will be a prequel to the TV series, and that the team behind Life is Strange: True Colors is behind it. Fans of the show should surely be thrilled to hear that.

See Also

Hellblade 2: Senua’s Saga

Ninja Theory showed us an impressive captured cinematic from their upcoming game demonstrating again how gorgeous their game is going to look on screen. Additionally, the segment featured their famous 3D audio if you happened to be listening to the show with headphones you really got the full experience.

Star Wars Eclipse

Leaks from earlier this year were confirmed when Star Wars Eclipse was announced at the Game Awards. The game is being developed by Quantic Dream who is known as creators of Heavy Rain and Detroit: Become Human. The game will be set during the High Republic era in the Outer Rim. The game is said to be played through many different characters’ point of view which is a staple previous of Quantic Dream games.

Sessions: Diana

Riot Games announced a new and available “creator safe” music album filled with many copyright free songs. This will give streamers options for high quality ambient music to use during their streams without the fear of getting DMCA’d by United Soviet Music Republic.

CrossfireX Finally Gets Confirmed Release Date

CrossfireX was previously set to release sometime in 2020, but was pushed back to 2021 before finally getting the launch date of February 10, 2022 last night. The game will offer a free to play multiplayer developed by Slimegate Entertainment (the studio behind the original Crossfire), along with a paid single player campaign that’ll be co-developed by Remedy. The original Crossfire game continues to be a huge success after being originally released in South Korea in 2007. It has become the “world’s most played game by player count” after logging over 1 billion lifetime users across 80 countries worldwide.

Nightingale

Nightingale is a shared world, survival, crafting game that will be set in a Victorian era fantasy world. It is developed by Inflexion Games led by Aaron Flynn a former head at BioWare that has had his hand in the Mass Effect Series, Dragon Age, and Knights of the Old Republic.

Sonic Frontiers

Sonic Frontiers was announced by Sega, after having been teased earlier this year, and is being called coined “the first ever open zone inspired” game for the franchise. The game will be available across all platforms.

Halo TV Show

We got to see first look trailer for the new Halo TV series coming to Paramount+ sometime in 2022. The show will star Pablo Schreiber as Master Chief, Natasha McElhone as Doctor Halsey, and will continue to use Jen Taylor to voice Cortana.

Alan Wake 2

Coming sometime in 2023 we finally got a sequel to Alan Wake announced. It will be developed by Remedy, and will fall into the classification of a survival horror game.

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