Just as we thought last year's various award shows were done, GDC comes along with one more. The Game Developers Conference takes place in March, and it has its very own awards show to boot.
The show contains the usual array of awards, including, of course, Game of the Year. There's some stiff competition here with the likes of Deathloop and It Takes Two, but Forza Horizon 5 gets a welcome, and much-deserved nomination.
Racing games have been known to get snubbed at award shows, especially when it comes to the full GOTY award. We'd argue the Forza Horizon series deserves a shout though, especially as it has such broad appeal for a racing game.
The full nominee list for the 2022 GDC Game of the Year consists of Forza Horizon 5, It Takes Two, Deathloop, Resident Evil Village and Inscryption. Forza Horizon 5 is also up for numerous other awards, including Best Visual Art, Best Technology, and Best Audio.
The winners will be announced at the GDCA ceremony on Wednesday, March 23rd, 2022.
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