Game of the Year, world premieres, and surprise reveal of XBOX Series X
Game of the Year: Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
The Game Awards is an annual awards ceremony to honour outstanding artistic, technical and gameplay achievements in the video game industry. On the awards front, From Software’s Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice took home Game of the Year (GOTY).
In Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, you play as the “One-armed Wolf”, a disgraced and disfigured warrior rescued from the brink of death. Bound to protect a young lord who is the descendant of an ancient bloodline.
Sekiro’s set-piece fights are breathtaking, the world presents beautiful samurai-period sights and thralling and presents heart pounding action with rewarding narrative. Sekiro winning GOTY, is an aptly fitting title to match the stellar game. Other GOTY nominees were, Control, Death Stranding, Resident Evil 2, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, and The Outer Worlds. For the entire list of The Game Awards 2019 winners per category, see here.
Microsoft Reveals Project Scarlett is Called Xbox Series X
The Game Awards included a console reveal, with Microsoft officially announcing that the new Xbox, called Series X, will arrive in for the 2020 holidays. For a closer look at Xbox Series X, you can check out the brand new trailer below from The Game Awards:
Using the name of the former systems itself, it seems that Microsoft is continuing its tradition of establishing Xbox as a brand and ecosystem, similar to what it has done with the current iteration of the Xbox One console. The Series X, also presents the re-imaging of the next-gen console with a unique, console/PC-hybrid and inspired vertical design, which Microsoft has been establishing over the years. With hopes the console is potentially compatible with their Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription.
World Premiere Titles
During the awards show viewers were also privy to a slew of new game announcements and game trailers. Microsoft also announced one of the first titles scheduled to come to Series X, a sequel to Hellblade II: Senua’s Saga from Ninja Theory.
Additionally, and seemingly out of from nowhere, another big reveal was a short teaser for The Wolf Among Us 2. A game that was previously allegedly cancelled after the Telltale Games studio shut its doors in 2018.
Lastly, streaming and live audiences were also blessed with stunning teasers for hotly anticipated titles like the Final Fantasy VII remake, and Ghost of Tsushima.
This year’s, The Game Awards, capitalises on the attention paid by game publishers, developers and players in the game industry and massively delivered. Upcoming titles teases of an exciting 2020 for current and future gaming consoles alike. We look forward to it and also, congratulations to both winners and nominees.