At this year's Game Awards 2021, Xbox won five of the coveted awards for the titles Halo Infinite, Forza Horizon 5 and Age of Empires IV. Other highlights of the show include news and announcements about Xbox games, including the first gameplay trailer for Senua's Sacrifice: Hellblade II and a trailer for the new Halo series.
Every year the Game Awards honor special achievements within the computer game industry. This year, Xbox won five of the popular awards for various top titles from Xbox Game Studios. There were more nominations - and with them chances for even more awards. In the end, however, it should stay with the five in total.
Psychonauts 2 in the running many times
The award for "Best Audio Design" went to the racing game Forza Horizon 5. With the new offshoot of the racing game series, Playground Games and Xbox have also won further awards: in the categories "Innovation in Accessibility" and "Best Sport -/racing game".
In addition, two other Microsoft top titles were able to get their hands on awards. Age of Empires IV received the award for “Best Sim/Strategy Game”. Halo Infinite topped the podium in the Player Voice category.
There were also nominations for other titles in several categories for Xbox Game Studios:
- Best Sim / Strategy Game: Microsoft flight simulator
- Game of the year: Psychonauts 2
- Best Game Direction: Psychonauts 2
- Best Art Direction: Psychonauts 2
- Best story: Psychonauts 2
- Best action adventure: Psychonauts 2
The developers at Double Fine around industry veteran Tim Schäfer should be pleased with the numerous nominations for the action adventure Psychonauts 2: after all, the team made a terrific comeback after many years with the second part. It's a shame that Psychonauts 2 ended up empty-handed, but it doesn't change the fact that the action adventure is one of the best games of the current season concerns.
Xbox: Big Trailer Show!
The Game Awards 2021 were not only crowned with success for Microsoft and the Xbox brand with regard to the awarding of awards. In addition to the award ceremony, every year exciting news about the gaming industry is shared during the show, including world premieres and brand new trailers:
Senua's Sacrifice: Hellblade II: Ninja Theory unveils the first gameplay trailer for the sequel to the award-winning series.
Halo series: A brand new Halo series will soon be released that will take you into the exciting conflict between humanity and Covenant in the 26th century. A first trailer provides a foretaste of what players can expect next year.
Gears x Fortnite: Marcus Fenix and Kait Diaz are waiting for their fans in Fortnite in the future. Also included: three different pickaxes, a new emote and a new spray.
A Plague Tale: Requiem: Asobo Studio and Focus Entertainment introduce the first gameplay of A Plague Tale: Requiem in a captivating new trailer.
Somerville: In Jumpship's debut title, gamers can expect a hand-painted story about extraterrestrial visitors. In the new trailer, players can find out more about the title.
matrix: The future of interactive storytelling awaits gamers with The Matrix Awakens: An Unreal Engine 5 Experience - the tech demo can be downloaded for Xbox Series X | S. There is more information about the demo here.
Cuphead: The new DLC Cuphead - The Delicious Last Course will be released on June 30, 2022 on Xbox.
Warhammer 40.000: Space Marine 2: In the brand new trailer, fans of the franchise can find out more about the next action-packed chapter of the iconic Space Marine franchise.
PC Game Pass: Xbox Game Pass for PC is now called PC Game Pass.
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