So, it seems fitting that this year’s E3 ended with the anticipated award show. The winners for each award were voted by the E3 media partners. These included IGN, Future Games (PC Gamer and GamesRadar), GameSpot, Polygon, IGN China and Game Bonfire. In order to qualify for an award, developers had to have presented more than one game during their showcase. This, therefore, disqualifies Bandai Namco. The award show was preceded by a 15-minute long panel about Black representation in gaming.
Here is the full list of awards below:
Most Anticipated Ubisoft Game: Mario + Rapids: Sparks of Hope
Most Anticipated Gearbox Software Game: Tiny Tina’s Wonderlands
Most Anticipated XBOX & Bethesda Game: Halo: Infinite
Most Anticipated Square Enix Game: Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy
Most Anticipated Game from PC Gaming Show: Songs of Conquest
Most Anticipated Game from Future Gaming Show: Immortality
Most Anticipated Intellivision Game: Asteroids
Most Anticipated Indie Game: Falling Frontier
Most Anticipated from Freedom Games: Airborne Kingdom
Most Anticipated Capcom Game: The Great Ace Attorney Chronicles
Most Anticipated Nintendo Game: The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild 2
Most Anticipated Yooreka Studio Game: Loopmaner
Best presentation at E3 2021: Xbox & Bethesda Showcase
Most Anticipated Game: Forza Horizon 5
What do you think?
Of course, an award show is just an opinion contest at the end of the day, but as usual, there were some titles that took most viewers completely by surprise, mostly Forza Horizon 5 winning the most anticipated game overall. The hosts surmised that the votes might have been very divided between Breath of the Wild 2 and Halo: Infinite, which allowed Forza Horizon 5 to squeeze through.
On that note, other wins were completely expected such as Breath of the Wild 2 winning best Nintendo game or Halo: Infinite winning best Xbox & Bethesda game. But we want to know what you think about this year’s E3 awards show? What is your view on representation in gaming? Do you agree or disagree with the E3 media partners’ votes? Let us know below!