The Game Awards is designed to recognize the creative and technical excellence in the video game industry, bringing together a diverse group of players, developers, and culture to celebrate gaming as the most immersive and inspiring form of entertainment.
Tonight’s show was full of new reveals, awards, and recognition. We got our first look at the next game from Campo Santo, creators of Firewatch, revealing the exploration adventure In the Valley of Gods, as well as the debut footage of Soul Calibur VI. Finally, legendary game developer Carol Saw was given the Industry Icon Award for her contributions to the history of games.
A number of great games that you can play on Xbox One also took home awards, like Best Action Game Wolfenstein II and Best Narrative winner What Remains of Edith Finch.
The evening also included new looks at previously announced games coming to Xbox One like Metro Exodus, a fresh trailer from console exclusive PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, and a release date for Sea of Thieves, coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 as an Xbox Play Anywhere title on March 20, 2018.
Forza Motorsport 7
For the second year in a row, Team Forza took home Best Sports/Racing game, this time for Forza Motorsport 7, the most comprehensive, beautiful and authentic racing game ever made. Collect and race more than 700 cars, including the largest collection of Ferraris, Porsches, and Lamborghinis ever. And to celebrate its appearance at The Game Awards you can pick it up at 20% off on the Microsoft Store.
A lifetime Xbox One console exclusive, Cuphead was nominated for a total of five Game Awards this year, taking home Best Art Direction and Best Debut Indie Game. Cuphead is a classic run-n-gun action game inspired by cartoons of the 1930s, the visuals and audio are painstakingly created with the same techniques of the era (hand-drawn cel animation) and an amazing original jazz soundtrack. Cuphead is also on sale for a limited time on the Microsoft Store.
The massively popular multiplayer shooter took home Best Multiplayer Game last night at The Game Awards. Coming to Xbox One next week via Xbox Game Preview, players will parachute onto a massive remote island with nothing but their wits and the clothes on their back in a heart-racing fight to the be the last person left alive. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds will be Xbox One X Enhanced, with High Dynamic Range and 4K support to bring out the true visual depth of the battleground. Also be sure to check out our new live-action trailer.
From all of us here at Xbox Wire, a huge congratulation to all of tonight’s winners, especially our console exclusive titles Forza Motorsport 7 and Cuphead.