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The Biggest Winners of the Game Awards 2023

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The Game Awards

The Game Awards this year included a diverse combination of impactful musical performances, heartfelt acceptance speeches, and many significant game announcements.

Notably, Jordan Peele unexpectedly visited to announce his collaboration with Hideo Kojima on an upcoming horror video game.

Undoubtedly, the primary motive of the program, namely the awards, was replete with significant unexpected occurrences.

If you missed the live presentation, continue reading for a summary of the most successful winners from the esteemed gaming awards program, who will likely be present in your future esports betting endeavors.

The Biggest Winner: Larian Studios

Baldur’s Gate 3, created by Larian Studios, emerged as the most successful contender of the evening, securing victory in six out of nine categories at The Game Awards. Aside from winning the highly esteemed Game of the Year award, they also received recognition for Best Role Playing Game, Best Multiplayer, and Players’ Voice.

The game had a six-year development process and provided a unique and immersive player experience. Given the abundant affection and critical praise it has received since its debut, it is certain that Baldur’s Gate 3 is deserving of the prizes it has garnered. Observe the instance when Swen Vincke, the CEO and Founder of Larian Studios, graciously received the prestigious Game of the Year accolade.

The competition was stiff in a year filled with highly anticipated game releases. Faced with the likes of Alan Wake 2, Spiderman 2, Super Mario Bros, Zelda: Tears of Kingdom, and Resident Evil 4, it must have made Larian Studios’ Game of the Year award win that much sweeter.

Second Biggest Winner: Alan Wake 2

An immersive and unsettling journey through a world of eerie and inexplicable phenomena. Alan Wake 2 quickly secured Best Directing, Best Narrative, and Best Art Direction awards. However, it also garnered significant attention by showcasing a live musical performance in which the game’s protagonist and developer, Sam Lake, engaged in an interpretative dance set to a heavy metal soundtrack.

Winning Fans: Microsoft

Microsoft’s highly anticipated 2023 video game “Starfield” received few nominations and failed to secure any awards. However, the console manufacturer did present trailers and new information regarding impending projects.

Ninja Theory ultimately provided additional footage of “Senua’s Saga: Hellblade II” along with a 2024 release date. Additionally, Xbox is collaborating with Marvel on a game inspired by the well-known vampire hunter hero “Blade.” Furthermore, renowned game developer Hideo Kojima eventually unveiled a sneak glimpse of “OD,” a new project he is co-creating with director Jordan Peele that promises to be a cinematic gaming experience. Although not substantial, this demonstrates that the first-party studios at Xbox are actively engaged.

A Big Win for Sega

The esteemed game publisher astounded the audience by unveiling a teaser that announced the arrival of five new titles from previously inactive gaming franchises that have amassed devoted fan bases.

Sega is currently endeavoring to revive its “rebellious spirit,” reminiscent of the 1990s era when Sega positioned itself as the alternative to Nintendo’s prevailing influence. It is common for many established game studios to neglect and abandon their previous intellectual ideas. Therefore, it is reassuring to see Sega’s recollection of its diverse and captivating game concepts, such as “Jet Set Radio.”

The Biggest Loser (for now): Sony

In addition to a complimentary God of War update, Sony’s PlayStation studios have maintained an unusual silence on their future plans. We are currently in the third year of the PlayStation 5’s life cycle, and our knowledge of upcoming titles for the latter part of this generation is somewhat limited.

Despite its great sales and positive acclaim from both critics and fans, Sony’s highly anticipated game “Marvel’s Spider-Man 2” failed to secure any awards. Sony Studios typically generates substantial profits. Without that game, the PS5 in 2023 would have experienced a significant decline in sales, and Sony has not yet demonstrated that 2024 will be any different.

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David Manyun
Hailing from the West Midlands, David is a freelance sports journalist with a focus on both written and visual sports content. Building a reputation for precise pre-fight predictions, he gains recognition for his thorough fight analysis and extensive knowledge of contenders and fight history in his rapidly evolving field.

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