Winners list along with protests that happened outside the venue.
The Game Awards kicked off Dec 9th with over 107 different games, individuals, teams, and events nominated across 30 categories. Arkane Studio’s Deathloop is nominated for nine awards, including Game of the Year. The event is back in person at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and was hosted by founder Geoff Keighley. The event had six major game reveals and several film trailers during the course of the event.
Listed below are the winners for the awards so far.
Best audio design: Forza Horizon 5
Games for impact: Life Is Strange: True Colors
Best esports athlete: Oleksandr “s1mple” Kostyliev
Best esports team: Natus Vincere
Best esports coach: Kim “kkOma” Jeong-gyun
Best esports event: 2021 League of Legends World Championship
Best Independent Game: Bridge of Spirits
Best Performance: Maggie Robertson as Lady Dimitrescu in “Resident Evil VIII”
Best Action Game: Returnal
Best indie and best debut indie game: Kena: Bridge of Spirits
Best Multiplayer Game: It Takes Two
Best Narrative: Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy
Best Action-Adventure Game: Metroid Dread
Best Ongoing Game: Final Fantasy XIV Online
Innovation in Accessibility Award: Forza Horizon 5
Best Mobile Game: Genshin Impac
Best Game Direction: Deathloop
Most Anticipated Game: Elden Ring
Best VR Game of the Year: Resident Evil Four
Best Fighting Game: GuiltyGearStrive
Game of The Year: It Takes Two
Along with the events going on, protestors stood outside the venue along with Activision Blizzard employees in solidarity. One sign read, "Rehire them all." This is in reference to Microsoft laying off 20 workers at Raven Software. Protestors around the venue were handing out buttons with a similar tag line along with the hashtag #WeAreRaven.
For more information about the current protests going on, check out the tweets below.