The Game Awards are on their way for the year, 2021 and now the event is just a few weeks away. Before the event, producer and host Geoff Keightley live-streamed to let the audiences know which games will be up for this year’s awards when they happen. While doing so, there were six games that got selected for the honor at the Game Awards and Game of the Year also came to light today.
Game Awards 2021 Nominees Are Here!
Talking only about Game of the Year in specific, the titles that shall compete for the highest accolade at the Game Awards are It Takes Two, Psychonauts 2, Metroid Dread, Deathloop, Resident Evil Village, and Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart. These games are few of the most critically acclaimed ones of the year and it’s not at all surprising to see them here. But as expected by many, some fans were pissed off at a few of the omissions that did not make it to the impressive Game of the Year lineup. Notably, games such as Forza Horizon 5 and Returnal were two of those games that fans felt deserved to be in the list. This being said and written, each game got through for nominations for other categories at the awards show.
Here are the nominees:
The 6 nominees for Game of the Year at #TheGameAwards:
🔵 It Takes Two
🔵 Metroid Dread
🔵 Psychonauts 2
🔵 Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart
🔵 Resident Evil Village
Find out the winner LIVE on Thursday, December 9. pic.twitter.com/n5wZFJvNQI
— The Game Awards (@thegameawards) November 16, 2021
When the publisher broke down the entire list of nominees, Xbox Game Studios turned out to be the winner by a huge margin this year. Among all its titles published in 2021 by both, Betheseda and Xbox, the company got 20 nominations this year. With eleven nominations, PlayStation Studios was right behind in the list. Meanwhile, Square Enix and Electronic Arts got ten nominations each while Nintendo and Capcon got in 7 each for themselves.
In totality, The Game Awards are all set to happen on December 9, which happens to be a Thursday. As usual, apart from the winner announcement of the many available categories, the mega event will also be featuring various new announcements related to titles which will release in the days to follow. If you wish to vote on your favorite title for this year’s Game Awards before it takes place, you can vote by clicking here.