The votes have been heard, and Sucker Punch Productions’ Ghost of Tsushima has obtained this year’s Player’s Voice Award of The Game Awards. While the majority of the world premiere trailers and the rest of the awards will still be announced later this Thursday at the grand ceremony, the fan-voted Player’s Voice award is an early glimpse of what fans were searching for in terms of their choices for the best game released in 2020.
There was a tight competition with a few contenders including PlayStation exclusive The Last of Us Part 2, but the open-world legendary samurai title inched out the zombie-slaying tearjerker when everything was said and done.
The annual Game Awards is celebrated by the gaming industry before each year ends by producer and host Geoff Keighley since 2014. It is the evolution of the Video Game Awards, a similar awards show that Keighley hosted for several years on Spike TV.
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Hosting a show online has its ups and downs, presenting to fans all over the world with everything can be a real pain. Through it all, while some denounce its place in the industry as just another E3-level marketing strategy, there are just as many who got carried away in the whole industry coming together to celebrate the year that was.
With the voting that happened in the week prior to the actual Game Awards, Ghost of Tsushima defeated every nominee in the list to take home one of the year’s first major awards. Sucker Punch’s latest endeavor is also nominated in seven other categories on the main show including Best Performance, Best Action/Adventure, and The Game of the Year.
In these categories, the Ghost of Tsushima is facing against many of the same titles it was going up on Player’s Voice such as Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales, Hades, and Doom Eternal. The Game Awards 2020 will likely be another blast for the award winners as well as a night of excitement thanks to game reveals as the event has attracted several popular celebrities as presenters on awards night.
From the Marvel Cinematic Universe, Captain Marvel’s Brie Larson will be accompanied by Tom Holland from the Spider-Man films. Tom Holland will also be playing the role of a young Nathan Drake in the upcoming Uncharted movie.
From the DC movies, Gal Gadot will be presenting during the awards night just before her latest film, Wonderwoman 1984, will premiere on cinemas and HBO Max. Aside from Hollywood celebrities, other presenters’ names include Jacksepticeye, Reggie Fils-Aime, and Stephen A. Smith will take the stage to present trophies to the deserving nominees.