We've been treated to the full list of nominations for The Game Awards 2021 today, which takes place on December 9th, and Xbox and Bethesda are leading the pack by some distance with a whopping 20 nominations in all.
The Xbox Game Studios nominations for each category are as follows:
- Deathloop (Game of the Year)
- Psychonauts 2 (Game of the Year)
- Deathloop (Best Game Direction)
- Psychonauts 2 (Best Game Direction)
- Deathloop (Best Narrative)
- Psychonauts 2 (Best Narrative)
- Deathloop (Best Art Direction)
- Psychonauts 2 (Best Art Direction)
- Deathloop (Best Score And Music)
- Deathloop (Best Audio Design)
- Forza Horizon 5 (Best Audio Design)
- Deathloop (Best Performance - Jason Kelley)
- Deathloop (Best Performance - Ozioma Akagha)
- Forza Horizon 5 (Innovation In Accessibility)
- Deathloop (Best Action Game)
- Psychonauts 2 (Best Action/Adventure)
- Age Of Empires IV (Best Sim/Strategy)
- Microsoft Flight Simulator (Best Sim/Strategy)
- Forza Horizon 5 (Best Sports/Racing)
- Starfield (Most Anticipated Game)
As you can see, both Psychonauts 2 and Deathloop are particularly well represented, with the latter remaining a PlayStation exclusive for now due to an agreement that was finalised prior to Microsoft's acquisition of Bethesda.
You'll be able to find out the winners and catch all the action at The Game Awards 2021 here on Pure Xbox this December, and hopefully Xbox Game Studios might even grab the Game of the Year award in the process!
If you want to vote for yourself, you can do so over at the official Game Awards website right now.
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