And it’s a wrap! The Game Awards comes to a close as the last major game event of the year. This year’s weirdly large-scoped TGA 2020 aired live from 3 different cities: Los Angeles, London, and Tokyo. The audience-less event announced the winners of the year and all the honorable mentions.
TGA 2020: The Last of Us Part II Is Game of The Year
So let’s cut to the chase: unsurprisingly, The Last of Us Part II took the cake home as the 2020 game of the year. Not only that, it was able to snag a couple (a lot) of other awards including best direction, narrative, action/adventure game, audio design, and innovation in accessibility.
But TGA 2020 got other games on stage, too. Ghost of Tsushima was able to steal away the best art direction award while FFIV Remake got the best score and music award. The list of awards goes on and on with a lot of games and individuals deservingly snatching titles. So if you missed it, you can watch the entire stream on The Game Awards Youtube channel.
Announcements, Teasers, and Gameplay Reveals
But everyone knows TGA 2020’s real value comes from the announcements and teasers developers flash at us. The list was long; some games were expected while others came out of the blue. Anyway, yes, the announcements and teasers:
- Back 4 Blood: forget Left 4 Dead 3 (it’s alright Gaben, you can name it episode 2 but just make it already), this is the next coop zombie shooter to be waiting for. Turtle Rock Studios revealed the trailer of Back 4 Blood in addition to some gameplay, and so far it is hype!
- Evil Dead: The Game: more undead action. The adaptation of the movie franchise (Sam Raimi, baby!) dropped at TGA with a release date in 2021.
- It Takes Two: somewhere on the lighter side of gaming, EA dropped the release date of this interesting looking co-op. The title is set for a release on March 26, 2021. Read more about it on Polygon.
The list goes on and on. A Dragon Age 4 teaser, Ruined King gameplay, Fortnite Halo and The Walking Dead crossovers, Among Us The Airship Map, Call of Duty Black Ops Cold War Season One, ARK 2 cinematic trailer with Vin Diesel the dinosaur hunter (I’m confused too), and a lot of other announcements and trailers (mostly cinematic).
If you’re thinking the announcements were kinda lackluster, this is a good time to ponder on the trainwreck 2020 as a whole year was. Go easy on TGA 2020 But hey, next year better shows maybe. Hopefully.