The infamous Game Awards 2016 is now done. Winners have been announced. World premieres have been shown. Plenty of game announcements have been made. But if you missed out some important announcements or awards from the show, then this post will walk you through a round-up of everything else that happened before and after this year's Game Awards.
Game Awards 2016 Announcements
Even before the actual Game Awards, several announcements have been made to provide updates to some upcoming and existing game titles. Randy Pitchford, Gearbox's game developer and current CEO announced that they will start using Gearbox Publishing to publish new games. Their debut titles under the said label would be Bulletstorm: Full Clip Edition available at 4K on new consoles with 60 FPS and will have Duke Nukem on the list of playable characters.
A new DLC, Starbase ARC, was announced for Rocket League to come by Dec. 7 adding new arenas, music and cars worth $1.99 that are new and optional to the game. Hideo Kojima, video game designer, also brought the news of Death Stranding, his studio's first project. He was also awarded the Industry Icon award which led to his showcasing the footage of his new project. Warframe will also has an upcoming update this December called The War Within.
Phoenix Labs is a new studio created by former developers of Bioware. The new studio also announced their new game Dauntless that will be coming by next year, 2017 as a free-to-play four player co-op game. Cliff Bleszinski, the veteran designer of the Gears of War series, also introduced a new trailer for LawBreakers, the inaugural project of his studio, Boss Key Production.
Game Awards 2016 Winners
Starting off the awards, Pokemon GO got the Best Mobile/Handheld Award and the Best Family Game Award. Rez Infinite bagged the award for the Best VR Game while Street Fighter V took the Best Fighting Game Award. Inside from Playdead Studio got the Best Independent Game and Best Art Direction Awards. DOOM took home the Best Action Game award with other titles like Battlefield 1, Gears of War 4, Uncharted 4 and Titanfall 2 as contenders. The title also got the Best Music and Best Sound Design awards. That Dragon, Cancer won the Games for Impact Award that had its developers tearful during the acceptance speech.
The competition for the Trending Gamer Award has been close and strong but in the end, Boogie2988 or more popularly known as The Raging Gamer, Francis, won the award. The Best Performance Award was given to Nolan North as he recounted playing as Nathan Drake in the Uncharted series. North also expressed his gratitude to the game developers for their hard work. The Witcher 3: Blood and Wine took home the Best RPG Award. Not very surprisingly, Civilization VI took home the Best Strategy Game Award. Forza Horizon got the Best Sports/Racing Game Award.
Dishonored 2 was given the Best Action Adventure Game Award while Uncharted 4 was awarded the Best Narrative. Overwatch took home the best awards and was nominated multiple times for several game categories. In fact, Blizzard's newest title bagged the Game of the Year Award this 2016 and proved itself the best among contenders like DOOM, Inside, Overwatch Titanfall 2 and Uncharted 4: A Thief's End.
Game Awards 2016 World Premiere
During the Game Awards 2016, George Keighley introduced a new world premiere, the Guardians of the Galaxy, which will be the next title from the Telltale game series. Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild has a new video showcasing a new terrain and a teaser of Zelda appearing in the game. Arkane Austin revealed Prey's gameplay, which they first announced during E3 2016. Prey, which is Austin's first game, look very much like a combination of BioShock and Dishonored titles played in space.
Halo Wars 2 premiered a brand new story trailer during the Game Awards followed by Telltale showing a new footage of the first two episodes of The Walking Dead Season 3 having an older Clementine and a new protagonist. Lastly, Mass Effect: Andromeda became the Game Award's big reveal for the night showing five minutes of stunning and action-packed jump packs, conversation and combat. Polygon also has a list of all the trailer, news and other reveals following the Game Awards 2016.
So what do you think of the Game Awards 2016? Do you agree with every awards? Are you excited with the upcoming games and updates showed on the world premiere? Let us know your thoughts by leaving your comments on the section below.