The Game Awards 2023: Every Announcement and Winner from Xbox

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It’s been an incredible year for players. Across gaming, we’ve seen major releases – both original titles and major franchise sequels – incredible innovations, and titles sure to usher in the future of gaming. The Game Awards topped it off tonight with a truly spectacular celebration. Hosted by Geoff Keighley and aided by guest presenters such as Simu Liu, Jordan Peele, and Anthony Mackie, the show celebrated gaming’s recent past, and shone a light on its exciting future.

Xbox Announcements at The Game Awards 2023

Of course, The Game Awards always bring their fair share of announcements for what’s coming next. We’re delighted to say that we brought some of our own – here’s everything we announced at the show, coming to Xbox players in the future:

Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II Offers Up a New Trailer and an Incredible Stage Performance

Ninja Theory took us deep into the world of Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II, starting with a spellbinding performance from Heilung, who debuted an original track from the upcoming game. A chorus of otherworldly chanting, drumbeats and vocals transported us to the shores of Iceland, where a new trailer captured on Xbox Series X gave us the most impressive look yet at Senua’s journey of survival.

Kojima Productions and Xbox Game Studios Announce OD

Kojima Productions and Xbox Game Studios officially announced OD at The Game Awards. World-renowned game creator Hideo Kojima has partnered with Academy Award winning filmmaker Jordan Peele, the acclaimed film director of “Get Out,” “Us,” and “Nope,” who will be one of several talented storytellers involved in the project. 

A Hideo Kojima Game, OD explores the concept of testing your fear threshold, and what it means to OD on fear – while blurring the boundaries of gaming and film. The new teaser for OD also reveals Sophia Lillis (“Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves”), Hunter Schaffer (“Euphoria”) and Udo Kier (“Flesh for Frankenstein”), who will play the lead roles in the upcoming project.

Marvel’s Blade Game in Development by Arkane Lyon

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Bethesda Softworks and Marvel Games have announced that Arkane Lyon, creators of the critically acclaimed and award-winning Deathloop and Dishonored series, are creating a new mature, single-player, third-person game based on the fan favorite vampire hunter Blade.

Baldur’s Gate 3 Gets a Surprise Xbox Series X|S Release

Get your character customization fingers ready – Baldur’s Gate 3 is coming to Xbox Series X|S today. The modern classic RPG from Larian Studios transforms the world of Dungeons & Dragons into a unique experience on console, with a dark, endlessly replayable tale, in-depth combat true to the original tabletop game, and some of the most captivating party companions in the genre. Create a custom hero, play as a pre-built companion, and even play the entire game with friends in multiplayer. Baldur’s Gate 3 is here, and you’re going to lose a lot of hours to it.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III Shows Off Its Season 1 Multiplayer Updates

The best-in-class Multiplayer experience returns in Season 1 of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare III, and a new trailer showed us what’s to come. Drop into three brand-new 6v6 Multiplayer maps: Meat, Greece, and Rio, alongside the new 2v2 Training Facility. Season 1 also introduces new ways to play Modern Warfare Zombies at your own pace, whether you deploy as a squad or venture forth alone to face new challenges; remember, nothing gets in, and no threat, regardless of size, gets out. Prepare for the all-new seasonal Dark Aether Rifts, Aether Worms, and more. Season 1 is locked and ready for action.

All Xbox Winners and Nominees

Games you can play from Xbox’s first-party teams arrived with 10 nominations across 8 categories, and there were 11 nominations for titles available for you to play in Game Pass. We’re thrilled that Hi-Fi Rush has taken home the award for Best Audio Design and Forza Motorsport won for Best Sports/Racing and Innovation in Accessibility. Our incredible third-party partners also saw numerous nominations, all of which you can play on Xbox now. Baldur’s Gate 3 took home honors for Game of the Year, Alan Wake II won for Best Narrative, Sea of Stars for Best Indie Game, and more! You can see a full list of winners and nominees from our platforms below – congratulations to everyone involved.

We were delighted to see that Iasia Brown (Xbox), Casey Ramos (Xbox Game Studios Publishing), Jessica Taylor (Blizzard Entertainment), and Nareice Wi (Playground Games) were made part of The Game Awards’ Future Class, a line-up of those who represent the bright, bold and inclusive future of gaming. Congratulations to all the other members of Future Class 2023.

Here’s the full list of nominated games available on Xbox, with category winners marked in bold. You can find every nominated game available with Xbox Game Pass in our specially created collection on the Microsoft Store.

Xbox Live

Alan Wake 2

Epic Games

359
$59.99

Nominated for:

  • Game of the Year
  • Best Game Direction – WINNER
  • Best Narrative – WINNER
  • Best Art Direction – WINNER
  • Best Score and Music
  • Best Audio Design
  • Best Performance (Melanie Liburd)

Xbox Live

Apex Legends™

Electronic Arts

2000
Xbox One X Enhanced

Nominated for:

  • Best Ongoing Game

Xbox Live

ARMORED CORE™ VI FIRES OF RUBICON™

Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc.

351
$59.99

Nominated for:

  • Best Action Game – WINNER

Xbox Live

Baldur's Gate 3 – Digital Deluxe Edition

Larian Studios

2860
$79.99

Nominated for:

  • Game of the Year – WINNER
  • Best Game Direction
  • Best Community Support – WINNER
  • Best Roleplaying Game – WINNER
  • Best Multiplayer Game – WINNER
  • Best Score and Music
  • Players’ Voice – WINNER
  • Best Performance (Neil Newbon as Astarion) – WINNER

Xbox Live

Cocoon

Annapurna Interactive

293
$24.99 $19.99
PC Game Pass
Xbox Game Pass

Nominated for:

  • Best Debut Indie Game – WINNER

Xbox Live

Company of Heroes 3

Relic Entertainment

201
$59.99

Nominated for:

  • Best Sim/Strategy Game

Xbox Live

Cities: Skylines II – PC Edition

Paradox Interactive

6
PC Game Pass

Nominated for:

  • Best Sim/Strategy Game

Cyberpunk 2077: Phantom Liberty

CD PROJEKT RED

279
$29.99

Nominated for:

  • Best Narrative
  • Best Performance (Idris Elba)
  • Best Community  Support
  • Best Ongoing Game – WINNER

Xbox Live

The Crew Motorfest – Xbox Series X|S

UBISOFT

223
Free Trial

Nominated for:

  • Best Sports/Racing

Xbox Live

Dead Island 2

Deep Silver

545
$69.99 $38.49
Xbox Game Pass

Nominated for:

  • Best Action Game

Xbox Live

Dead Space

Electronic Arts

525
$69.99 $34.99

Nominated for:

  • Best Audio Design

Xbox Live

Destiny 2

Bungie

2000
Xbox One X Enhanced

Nominated for:

  • Best Community Support

Xbox Live

Diablo® IV

Blizzard Entertainment

667

Nominated for:

  • Innovation in Accessibility
  • Best Multiplayer

Xbox Live

DREDGE

Team17

230
$24.99
Free Trial

Nominated for:

  • Best Independent Game

Xbox Live
Xbox Play Anywhere

Forza Motorsport

Xbox Game Studios

387
Xbox Game Pass

Nominated for:

  • Innovation in Accessibility – WINNER
  • Best Sports/Racing – WINNER

Xbox Live

EA SPORTS FC™ 24 Xbox Series X|S

Electronic Arts

320
Free Trial

Nominated for:

  • Best Sports/Racing

Xbox Live

F1® 23

Electronic Arts

214
$69.99 $62.99

Nominated for:

  • Best Sports/Racing

Xbox Live

Fortnite

Epic Games Inc.

2018
Xbox One X Enhanced

Nominated for:

  • Best Ongoing Game

Xbox Live

Ghostrunner 2

505 Games

83
$39.99

Nominated for:

  • Best Action Game

Xbox Live
Xbox Play Anywhere

Hi-Fi RUSH

Bethesda Softworks

544
$29.99 $23.99
PC Game Pass
Xbox Game Pass

Nominated for:

  • Best Art Direction
  • Best Score and Music
  • Best Audio Design – WINNER
  • Innovation in Accessibility
  • Best Action Game

Xbox Live

HOT WHEELS UNLEASHED™ 2 – Turbocharged

Milestone S.r.l.

43
$49.99 $24.99

Nominated for:

  • Best Sports/Racing

Xbox Live

Lies of P

NEOWIZ

563
$59.99 $47.99
PC Game Pass
Xbox Game Pass

Nominated for:

  • Best Art Direction

Xbox Live

Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth Standard Edition

SEGA

227

Nominated for:

  • Most Anticipated Game

Xbox Live

Mortal Kombat™ 1

Warner Bros. Games

365
$69.99 $41.99

Nominated for:

  • Innovation in Accessibility
  • Best Fighting Game

Xbox Live
Xbox Play Anywhere

No Man's Sky

Hello Games

925
$59.99 $29.99
Xbox One X Enhanced
PC Game Pass
Xbox Game Pass

Nominated for:

  • Best Community Support

Xbox Live

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl 2

GameMill Entertainment

94

Nominated for:

  • Best Fighting Game

Xbox Live

Party Animals

Source Technology

405
$19.99 $15.99
Xbox Game Pass

Nominated for:

  • Best Family Game
  • Best Multiplayer

Xbox Live

Remnant II – Standard Edition

Gearbox Publishing

402
$49.99 $39.99
PC Game Pass
Xbox Game Pass

Nominated for:

  • Best Action Game

Xbox Live

Resident Evil 4

CAPCOM CO., LTD.

547
$39.99

Nominated for:

  • Game of the Year
  • Best Audio Design

Xbox Live
Xbox Play Anywhere

Sea of Stars

Sabotage Studio

310
$34.99 $27.99
PC Game Pass
Xbox Game Pass

Nominated for:

  • Best RPG
  • Best Independent Game – WINNER

Xbox Live

SONIC SUPERSTARS

SEGA

184
$59.99

Nominated for:

  • Best Family Game

Xbox Live

A Space for the Unbound

Chorus Worldwide Games

22
$19.99

Nominated for:

  • Games for Impact

Xbox Live
Xbox Play Anywhere

Starfield

Bethesda Softworks

1956
$69.99 $55.99
PC Game Pass
Xbox Game Pass

Nominated for:

  • Best RPG

Xbox Live

STAR WARS Jedi: Survivor™

Electronic Arts

521
$69.99 $34.99

Nominated for:

  • Best Action/Adventure Game
  • Best Performance (Cameron Monaghan)

Xbox Live

Street Fighter™ 6

CAPCOM CO., LTD.

658
$59.99 $40.19

Nominated for:

  • Innovation in Accessibility
  • Best Fighting Game – WINNER
  • Best Multiplayer

Xbox Live

Star Wars Outlaws

UBISOFT

Nominated for:

  • Most Anticipated Game

Xbox Live

TEKKEN 8 Pre-Order

Bandai Namco Entertainment America Inc.

491

Nominated for:

  • Most Anticipated Game

Xbox Live
Xbox Play Anywhere

Venba

Visai Games Inc

265
$14.99 $11.99
PC Game Pass
Xbox Game Pass

Nominated for:

  • Games for Impact