The Game Awards 2023, hosted by Geoff Keighley, was a night to remember for gamers worldwide. It was a celebration of the best and brightest that the video game industry had to offer in 2023. From groundbreaking new titles to beloved franchises returning in style, the night was filled with excitement and surprises.
The Game Awards 2023: Baldur’s Gate 3 emerges victorious
The night’s biggest winner was undoubtedly Baldur’s Gate 3. This highly anticipated RPG swept the awards, taking home the coveted Game of the Year title, Best Community Support, Best RPG, Best Multiplayer, and the Player’s Voice award. This resounding success cemented its place as a true successor to the legendary franchise and a triumph for Larian Studios.
Other notable winners:
While Baldur’s Gate 3 stole the spotlight, many other titles received recognition for their excellence. Here are some highlights:
- Best Game Direction: Alan Wake 2
- Best Narrative: Alan Wake 2
- Best Art Direction: Alan Wake 2
- Best Score and Music: Final Fantasy 16
- Best Audio Design: Hi-Fi Rush
- Best Performance: Neil Newbon – Baldur’s Gate 3
- Best Debut Indie: Cocoon
- Games for Impact: Tchia
- Best Ongoing Game: Cyberpunk 2077
- Best VR/AR: Resident Evil Village
- Best Mobile Game: Honkai: Star Reil
- Best Action Game: Armored Core 6
- Best Action and Adventure Game: The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom
- Best Fighting Game: Street Fighter 6
- Best Family Game: Super Mario Bros. Wonder
- Most Anticipated Game: Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth
- Esports Game of the Year: Valorant
- Esports Athlete of the Year: Lee “Faker” Sang-hyeok (League of Legends)
- Esports Team of the Year: JD Gaming
Game Awards 2023: Exciting announcements
The Game Awards 2023 was not just about celebrating past achievements, but also about looking forward to the future of gaming. The ceremony featured several exciting announcements that got us hyped for future games. Here are some of the highlights:
SEGA revives beloved classics
SEGA dropped a bombshell announcement, revealing that five of their iconic franchises are getting new entries! Jet Set Radio, Shinobi, Golden Axe, Streets of Rage, and Crazy Taxi are all set to make a comeback, rekindling the nostalgia of longtime fans and introducing these beloved classics to a new generation.
Dragon Ball Sparking Zero heats up the fighter scene
Fans of Dragon Ball Z were given a thrilling surprise with the reveal of Dragon Ball Sparking Zero. This new 3D fighting game promises to deliver intense battles and faithful character representations, raising the bar for anime fighting games.
Moon Studios takes flight with No Rest for the Wicked
The team behind the critically acclaimed Ori series, Moon Studios, announced their next project, No Rest for the Wicked. This action-adventure game boasts a dark fantasy setting and promises a captivating story alongside challenging gameplay.
Dead by Daylight gets a spin-off
The popular horror game Dead by Daylight is getting a spin-off! While details are scarce, the teaser trailer hinted at a new cooperative experience that will surely thrill fans of the original.
Harmonium: The Musical brings music to life
For those seeking a unique and immersive experience, Harmonium: The Musical promises to deliver. This music-based game invites players to compose their melodies and navigate a world that reacts to their musical creations.
Brother’s: A Tale of Two Sons gets a remake
The critically acclaimed puzzle-adventure game Brother’s: A Tale of Two Sons is getting a remake for modern consoles. With updated visuals and improved gameplay, this emotional journey is sure to touch the hearts of players once again.
Pony Island 2: Panda Circus Rides onto the Scene
Creator Daniel Mullins is back with Pony Island 2: Panda Circus, a sequel to his mind-bending puzzle game. This new adventure promises to be even more mind-bending and thought-provoking than the original, leaving players questioning everything they think they know.
Rise of the Golden Idol promises adventure and mystery
Get ready for a globe-trotting adventure in Rise of the Golden Idol. This narrative-driven game takes players on a hunt for a legendary artifact, offering a thrilling mix of exploration, puzzle-solving, and storytelling.
Usual June offers a supernatural adventure
For fans of the supernatural, Usual June promises a captivating adventure. This action-adventure game features a unique art style and a gripping story that will leave you wanting more.
These are just a few of the many exciting announcements made at the Game Awards 2023. The future of gaming looks bright, filled with innovative ideas, familiar faces, and the potential for countless new adventures. We can’t wait to see what awaits us around the next corner in the ever-evolving world of video games!