Recap: The Game Awards packs big Xbox news, new trailers, gameplay footage and releases into its end-of-the-year show

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Last night the gaming industry was treated to a host of news, trailers, and announcements as it celebrated the 2020 Game Awards.

With everyone’s eyes on the awards show, Microsoft took that opportunity to unload a ton of its end of year announcements in almost rapid-fire succession unveiling that Flight Simulator would be making its way to Series X|S consoles, Master Chief making an appearance in Fortnite, ARK II console exclusive, a reboot of Perfect Dark from its new studio The Initiative, and a lot more.

As for the show itself, Sony exclusive Last of Us II went home with seven awards ranging from Game of the Year to Innovation in Accessibility while other winners such as Animal Crossing: New Horizons took home Best Family Game and Microsoft’s Flight Sim owned the Best Sim/Strategy category.

We’ll save you the three-hour viewing and list of the winners from last night’s award show here (GameSpot has the full list).

Game of the Year

  • WINNER: The Last of Us Part II
  • Animal Crossing: New Horizons
  • Doom Eternal
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades

Best Game Direction

  • WINNER: The Last of Us Part II
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades
  • Half-Life: Alyx

Best Narrative

  • WINNER: The Last of Us Part II
  • 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Hades

Best Art Direction

  • WINNER: Ghost of Tsushima
  • Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Hades
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • The Last of Us Part II

Best Score And Music

  • WINNER: Final Fantasy VII Remake
  • Doom Eternal
  • Hades
  • Ori and the Will of the Wisps
  • The Last of Us Part II

Best Audio Design

  • WINNER: The Last of Us Part II
  • Doom Eternal
  • Half-Life: Alyx
  • Ghost of Tsushima
  • Resident Evil 3

Best Performance

  • WINNER: Laura Bailey as Abby (The Last of Us Part II)
  • Ashley Johnson as Ellie (The Last of Us Part II)
  • Daisuke Tsuji as Jin Sakai (Ghost of Tsushima)
  • Logan Cunningham as Hades (Hades)
  • Nadji Jeter as Miles Morales (Marvel’s Spider-Man: Miles Morales)

As for other reveals from the night, fans were treated to gameplay footage for Back 4 Blood, a new Cyberpunk 2077 Forza Horizon 4 DLC, Dragon Age 4 Endless Dungeon, new Warframe content, CoD: Black Ops Cold War Season 1 gameplay, a trailer for Elite Dangerous, Evil Dead gameplay, Elder Scrolls Online and so much more.

The three-hour event has been archived on YouTube for anyone who wants to comb through the piles of news, trailers, and gameplay shown during last night’s award show.

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