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Xbox and 20th Century Studios’ Free Guy Celebrate Non-Player Character Awards

Have you ever played a game and walked right past a character in the background thinking “Wow, they must feel so sad and underappreciated?” Well not anymore!

Announced today, Xbox Game Pass and “Free Guy” are proud to present the first-ever Xbox Game Pass Non-Player Character (NPC) Awards to celebrate and honor the greatest unsung heroes in video games. This comes ahead of the highly anticipated U.S. theatrical release of “Free Guy” on August 13, 2021, about a bank teller named Guy (Ryan Reynolds) who realizes he’s in an open world video game that will soon go offline.

The nominees of the NPC Awards are all aptly found in games available with Xbox Game Pass (excluding a very special NPC) and include:

  • Samuel Hayden, Doom (2016) and Doom EternalA high ranking UAC official who may or may not be entirely machine at this point. He’s always watching.
  • Parvati Holcomb, The Outer Worlds – Everyone’s favorite shy and empathetic mechanic. She’s the heart of the ship and the crew, and she’s the NPC for you.
  • Chief Trader Mollie, Sea of ThievesAnimal lover and vendor for the Merchant Alliance, she always has a voyage for you!
  • Guy, “Free Guy” – Portrayed by Ryan Reynolds, Guy is a creature of habit. He has the same daily routine and has never done anything all that extraordinary. Outgoing and perpetually cheerful, but a tad naïve, Guy is a teller in a big city bank who is a fan of mid-90s pop divas.

Fans all over the world can vote for their favorite NPC by voting on the official NPC Awards Twitter poll. You can only vote once (even though we know Guy would love for you to vote for him multiple times) and you’ll be able to follow along with live polls as votes are submitted. Fans have until August 3, 2021, to get all votes submitted, when Xbox will announce the winner across social channels that afternoon.

The 20th Century Studios’ epic adventure-comedy “Free Guy” stars Ryan Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar and Taika Waititi. For more information ahead of the U.S. theatrical release on August 13, visit https://www.20thcenturystudios.com/movies/free-guy.

For more information on Xbox Game Pass and to become a member with access to a library of over 100 high-quality games for console, PC, and mobile phones and tablets all for one low monthly price, visit https://www.xbox.com/en-US/xbox-game-pass.