Hi-Fi RUSH remains probably the biggest Xbox surprise of the year so far, and the brand-new title from Tango Gameworks is still impressing the industry and players alike. During this week's Develop Conference in Brighton, UK, the game was handed the Best Original IP award - with the panel judging titles released in the last 12 months.
This feels like a nice win for both Tango and Microsoft. We know that that the Xbox owner has been criticised in recent years for relying too much on old, existing IP, so congrats to all involved for bringing Hi-Fi RUSH to market as a stealth launch on Xbox!
The game's director, John Johanas, seemed extremely happy to accept the award on behalf of the team:
Earlier this month, Hi-Fi RUSH received yet another substantial update - adding two brand-new game modes and more to this bona fide Xbox Game Pass hit.