The Golden Joysticks 2020 awards took place last night in celebration of the best games of the past 12 months, and the big winner from an Xbox perspective was Moon Studios' Ori and the Will of the Wisps.
The sequel took home the Xbox Game of the Year award, beating seven other nominees to the punch, with the development team later thanking fans on Twitter in a heartfelt message.
"Thank you to every single person who has played Ori. We cried together. We laughed together. We raged together. But most importantly, we felt the impact one small spirit can have on their whole world together."
- Bleeding Edge
- Deep Rock Galactic
- Minecraft Dungeons
- Ori and the Will of the Wisps
- Tell Me Why
- Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2
- Wasteland 3
- Yakuza 0
The other standout from an Xbox perspective during the Golden Joysticks 2020 awards was Minecraft, which secured the 'Still Playing' and 'Best Gaming Community' awards during the multi-hour event.
Do you agree with Ori being crowned Game of the Year? Give us your thoughts in the comments below.
[source gamesradar.com, via gamesradar.com]
What a weak nominees list. Let’s hope for our sake it gets a lot better soon...
Easily the stand out game from that list. Amazing game. Here's to a stronger list next year.
Easily Xbox game of the year for me and one of the best games ot the year period. The Series X version is even more breathtaking and all the issues have been ironed out.
However Xbox needs to do better than that shortlist every year.
Looking forward to playing this game when I get my Series X some time in the future.
Wow that is a shocking list, most of them aren't even xbox exclusives either so I don't know why they were nominated.
Fingers crossed xbox get a better list next year
I haven't played it yet but heard it's fantastic. I want to play the first bone before moving on to the will of the wisps
@Reverandjames No, Tell me Why and Bleeding Edge are also Xbox games. And Ori, despite being an MS IP was also published on the Switch like Minecraft Dungeons which is also a MS studios.
Should of been nominated for GOTY
@Bmartin001 Sure I agree that Doom Eternal over Ori makes no sense but TLoU2 is going to win anyway. I don’t think it matters.
I’m just hoping it wins for soundtrack because Gareth’s work on Ori is simply haunting.
Ori is a FANTASTIC series, Microsoft should be pushing the hell out of it.
They should also consider getting more games on the shelf lol
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