The Game Awards 2023 took the gaming world by storm, crowning Baldur’s Gate 3 as the Game of the Year in a dazzling ceremony held in Los Angeles. This annual event, often referred to as the “Oscars of Gaming,” celebrated the industry's brightest titles and noteworthy announcements.
Baldur’s Gate 3, developed by Larian Studios, emerged as the star of the night, winning a total of six awards, including the prestigious Game of the Year title. The game also triumphed in categories such as Best RPG, Best Multiplayer, Best Community Support, Best Performance (for Neil Newbon's portrayal of Astarion), and Players’ Voice.
Not far behind was Alan Wake 2, which received recognition for its excellence in multiple categories. The game earned awards for Best Narrative, Best Art Direction, and Best Game Direction.
In other notable wins, Armored Core VI: Fires Of Rubicon was crowned the Best Action Game, while Street Fighter 6 was declared the Best Fighting Game. Super Mario Bros. Wonder was recognized as the Best Family Game, and Pikmin 4 received the Best Sim/Strategy Game award.
Several exciting announcements and reveals added to the evening's excitement. Jordan Peele surprised the audience by revealing his collaboration with Hideo Kojima on an upcoming horror game. Ubisoft delighted fans with the announcement of the release date for Skull and Bones, a highly anticipated piracy simulator.
The event also featured musical performances and touching moments. The Game Awards Orchestra debuted a song titled “No Promises to Keep” for the upcoming Final Fantasy VII Rebirth, a moment that resonated with fans of the beloved franchise.